So far in 2022, the Yankees are the best team in baseball. Also so far in 2022, Aaron Judge has been playing wonderfully. Guess what that means for the sports card chasers who are investing in and gambling in modern cards based on current player statistics.
Aaron Judge’s 2013 Bowman Draft Picks and the Topps 2017 base cards have been rising based on Judge’s play. But what about new record-breaking sales elsewhere?
PWCC Marketplace’s May (2022) Premier Auction has ended and the total auction sales in this event were more than $18.65 million. One of the biggest surprises was the auction for a 2013 Bowman Chrome Superfractor Aaron Judge rookie autograph.
This 1-of-1 card sold for a whopping $324,000 after the buyer’s premium. According to what was sent out by PWCC, this sale more than doubled the prior all-time high sale for an Aaron Judge card. The prior sale happened to be this exact same 1-of-1 card which sold in a 2020 auction with a sale price of $161,130.00. (Image below by PWCC Marketplace)
PWCC also noted that a third-highest Aaron Judge card sale ever seen was a 2013 Bowman Chrome Orange Refractor Aaron Judge rookie autograph card. That card, which was numbered to 25 examples, was graded BGS 10 Pristine and it sold for $31,200.
Collectors Dashboard checked around elsewhere for other highest Aaron Judge baseball card sales. We are not assuring that these are the highest of all other sales, and these certainly will have missed any privately negotiated transactions and will have missed any person-to-person transactions between collectors or at collectibles shows.
Goldin.co sold a 2013 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks #AJ Aaron Judge Superfractors Signed Rookie Card (#1/1) graded BGS GEM MINT 9.5/BGS 10 for a past sale of $161,130 after the buyer’s premium. Goldin.co’s other highest rookie card sale was a 2013 Bowman Chrome “Draft Pick Autographs” #BCA-AJ Aaron Judge (Purple Refractor) Signed Rookie Card (#07/10) – BGS GEM MINT 9.5/BGS 10 that sold for $28,800.00 after the buyer’s premium.
Aaron Judge’s stats os of the evening of May 24 were a .314 batting average so far in the season. With 156 at-bats, Judge has 49 hits, has 35 runs, 34 runs batted in and has tallied up 17 home runs. If this pace holds, and if Judge remains healthy in the rest of the season, it would represent his career-high batting average and his pace of 60-ish homers would beat his own career-best of 52 homers in 2017.