The 1997 Metal Universe Red Precious Metal Gems trading card features Sanders back when he was a cornerback with the Dallas Cowboys, where he earned his second Super Bowl ring and a Pro Bowl selection in each season with the team.
The card was sold on Oct. 8 at PWCC’s weekly auction, making it Sanders’ highest-selling card of all time, according to PWCC.
Prime’s iconic sunglasses and cowboy hat aren’t the only craze. Prime’s playing card is also in high demand.
This card is one of 135 cards, which is a rare find, especially in this condition. Beckett graded this example a Near Mint 8.5, according to PWCC. Only one other card has earned as high of an assessment from Beckett, and no copy has ever been graded higher.
The card sold for $8,100 on Sunday in an auction where many of the cards’ bidding ranges from $5 to a few hundred dollars.