Steph Curry's 2009/10 Panini National Treasures "Century Gold" signed patch/autograph rookie card recently sold for an incredibly sky-high price at an auction.
Neither Steph Curry's autographed game-worn jersey nor even his game-worn autographed signature shoes, but this piece of cardboard has turned out to be the most expensive Steph Curry item ever.
The 2009/10 Panini National Treasures "Century Gold" Steph Curry signed patch/autograph rookie card sold with a minimum bid starting at $10000 and eventually selling for a whopping $616,000.
On Sunday, the auctioneers at Goldin Auctions facilitated the sale of Curry's rookie card for a huge amount! One of the many things that sell at these kinds of auctions are rare pieces.
Curry's rookie card happens to be insanely rare, as it was one of only 25 that were ever made. Curry's jersey patch card was rated a 9.5, with a perfect 10 on the edges, centering, and signature.
According to TMZ, the card's rarity was bumped up a notch as it was said to feature a landmark on the patch — a portion of Curry's number appears to be visible on the swatch.
He was drafted to the Golden State Warriors as the seventh overall pick in 2009. Six years later, in 2015, he helped the Western Conference giants to their first championship in nearly four decades.
The NBA star's card is simply the latest in the trading card world to explode in value as many insane prices have sprung up among collectors in the last couple of months.
Days before Curry's card sold, Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo's rookie card was sold and pulled in a whopping $1,168,500, while ice hockey's Wayne Gretzky's rookie card sold for $1.3 million at auction.
This made Gretzky's card the most pricey hockey card ever. Most recently, Curry returned to the floor with the Golden State Warriors, after nine months.
Coach Steve Kerr said that it was a relief to see him playing again but added that Curry's rhythm and timing were a sight for sore eyes as he would need time to adjust after so long.
While Curry does his best to get back into his flow, his family has continued to cheer him on. The NBA star has been married to his wife, Ayesha, for almost a decade.
They share two daughters, Riley and Ryan, and a son, Canon. The cute family melted hearts when Curry shared a video of Canon intently watching his return to the floor. Curry played 21 minutes against Denver and scored 10 points.
He also made two of his seven 3-point attempts with three assists dished. Even after such a long hiatus, Curry is back to his winning ways. It is clear to see why his card sold for so high — the man is clearly legendary.