Vegas Dave has sold his 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Red Refractor Mike Trout card Wednesday night and it set a new modern baseball card record with a price of $750,000 which ended up $900,000 after the buyers premium, according to Beckett.com. You might remember a few years ago when Vegas Dave went on a promotional tour with the card and saying how it was going to be worth ‘x’ amount of dollars and how he knew it was a sound investment.
The guy was right. You’re looking at the most valuable modern baseball card known to man and it has a new owner. Of course VD has released a statement on his huge haul.
My Mike Trout rookie card sells for a record breaking $900,000!! I paid $180,000 for this card a little over a year ago. Everyone said I was crazy for spending this kind of money on a piece of cardboard. You cannot even buy a piece of real estate and flip it for a $720,000 profit in one year. The $400,000 1/1 superfractor Mike Trout rookie I bought for $400,000 last year is now worth around 3 million dollars. No stocks, bonds, mutual funds, 401ks, gold, silver, and real estate pays these returns in 365 days. I remember all the haters laughing at me when I dropped 400k on a piece of cardboard instead of buying a house. I guess he who laughs first gets laughed at last 🤷♂️
Same Card, he had one, this is it, and breaking a modern baseball card record by $700,000 is the antithesis of the word “ dumping”
— Goldin Auctions (@GoldinAuctions) May 21, 2020