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Midas Touch: Playoff Contenders Golden Tickets Generating Big Buzz, Bigger Sales

February 23, 2011

It’s been one week since 2010 Playoff Contenders Football hit the streets packing more product-of-the-year potential than any sports trading card release in recent memory.

Despite the considerable buzz generated by Contenders’ ballyhooed Rookie Ticket variations and the mystery surrounding their respective quantities, the real shining element in the product has been, well, the ultimate shining element: Redemptions good for one of 52 Golden Tickets, the industry’s first 14-karat gold trading cards.

The first Golden Ticket hit the market late last Wednesday night, igniting an absolute bidding frenzy earmarked by routine four-figure sale prices, online gawking and the type of intense, industry-wide chatter that’s worth its weight in . . . gold. Preliminary transactions, however, would seem to indicate that the cards themselves are actually worth more than their weight in gold (in this case 11 grams of gold per card).

But don’t take our word for it. Check out the short list of confirmed Golden Ticket eBay sales so far:

Aaron Rodgers — $2,277
Peyton Manning — $1,525
Roger Staubach — $1,500
Mark Sanchez — $1,238.37
Chris Johnson — $998.88
Eli Manning — $925

In the coming days and weeks, these impressive numbers are sure to grow, what with auctions for Golden Tickets of Philip Rivers and Dexter McCluster currently sitting at $747.76 and $610, respectively. In addition, we have confirmed that the Tim Tebow Golden Ticket was pulled in, of all places, Colorado.

Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for complete coverage of the continuing hysteria surrounding the revolutionary Golden Tickets.

22 Comments leave one →
  1. KZed permalink
    February 23, 2011 10:10 am

    I heard that the Dez Bryant was pulled in a store outside of Buffalo NY……

  2. Ryan permalink
    February 23, 2011 10:30 am

    I want MONTANA. Whomever gets it, look me up!

  3. Brian G permalink
    February 23, 2011 10:35 am

    Good luck redeeming the Tebow. I wonder how they are going to pry it out of Tracy’s hand!

  4. February 23, 2011 11:12 am

    awesome image!

  5. February 23, 2011 10:45 pm

    I witnessed the Clausen being pulled in South Dallas. Pretty amazing indeed.

    • February 23, 2011 11:02 pm

      We had the opportunity to interview Gil today when he came to pick up the card. He’s a great guy. Stay tuned for the video tomorrow.

  6. February 24, 2011 5:42 am

    The Tim Tebow card being pulled in Colorado is a FIX/SHAM! Conspiracy I say! LOL!!! JK! That’s cool though. I mean what are the odds that it would be pulled in colorado? However the thing I find amusing is that the Mark Sanchez went for more than what the Eli sold for. Mark has no mvp or SB trophy ring….Eli has both!

  7. February 24, 2011 1:51 pm

    TEBOW IS COMING HOME TO DENVER! ALL CS COLLECTIBLES. AURORA, COLORADO’S LONGEST RUNNING COLLECTIBLE STORE. 25+ YEARS

    • February 24, 2011 2:00 pm

      Wow! Congratulations. Who’s the lucky collector? What’s next for the card? Can you get me an interview with you and the collector? Inquiring minds want to know!

  8. john permalink
    December 29, 2011 9:28 pm

    anyone interested in demaryius thomas he’ll be on e-bay soon

  9. Anthony permalink
    February 7, 2012 2:01 pm

    Has anyone seen if the Joe Montana card has been pulled? After all this time I would imagine it is out there somewhere. I grabbed the Jerry Rice via eBay last year and would love to “reunite” the 49er connection!

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