Serena Williams 1999 trading card breaks a women’s record by selling for $117,000 at auction and more than DOUBLES the previous mark set by the tennis legend last year
- A 1999 Serena Williams trading card sold at auction for $117,000, according to the PWCC Marketplace. That breaks a record for women’s trading card prices
- The previous mark was set by another Williams card last year at $44,280
- The newest record holder was originally printed in Sports Illustrated for Kids
- The buyer and seller haven’t been identified, and Williams won’t make any profit
- Another Williams card — this one a 2003 Netpro Elite Glossy model — also went at auction for $96,000. Only 100 known cards like it exist, according to PWCC
- The PWCC 100 — an index of the top-performing 100 trading cards — has spiked 1,276 percent in value over the last two years, according to the company
- For comparison, the S&P 500 has risen just 230 percent over that time
- The sale of men’s trading cards have easily outpaced their female counterparts
- The men’s record is currently held by the famed Honus Wagner card at $6.6mil
Serena Williams has shattered another record, and did so without lifting a finger.
A 1999 trading card picturing the young tennis legend sold at auction for $117,000, according to the PWCC Marketplace. That breaks a record for women’s trading card prices that was previously set by a $44,280 Williams card last year.
The buyer and seller have not been identified, and Williams won’t see any of the record-breaking sum.
By Alex Raskin