The long awaited final gavel has been struck! Goldin Auctions has sold the 2009 Bowman Draft Mike Trout Superfractor Autograph for $3,940,000 including buyer’s fees. The card attracted 20 bids with the last bid clocking in at $3,200,000.
We began tracking the auction of this card at the beginning of August. The card has seen little movement the past two weeks but did have some serious action on the final day of the auction. The price more than doubled during the last few hours during extra bidding time.
The final price beat out the $1.8 million a LeBron James Exquisite Collection RPA that sold in mid-July for the highest price ever for a modern card. It also broke the record for highest price ever realized by sports card. The previous record was held by the Honus Wagner T206 that sold for $3,120,000.
The card was originally purchased by Vegas Dave in May of 2018 for $400,000.