Every kid’s dream is to own a legendary rookie card that could one day turn a huge profit.
You know you could be sitting on a gold mine and need to strike while the iron is hot.
That’s exactly what a man named Sam Nubani is trying to accomplish.
He has been holding on to a signed rookie card of Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow despite some very solid offers, including one for $500,000 from New York Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson.
“He declined. He says The Burrow could approach $1 million, if the timing is right. Maybe double if Joey B and his revamped offensive line do something special this season,” wrote Mike Bass in the Cincinnati Enquirer.
“I think this could be a $2 million-plus card if he wins the Super Bowl,” he said. “Even if he goes to the Super Bowl, I think it could be a nice seven-figure card.”
Sure enough, Burrow did go to the Super Bowl and now Nubani is listing the card on eBay for $990,000 (avoiding eBay rules for listings of $1 million):
“The Burrow eBay listing has not brought any offers so far, but Sam has a plan:
If he can’t sell the card now, he will target August first, during the preseason, then try September-October, after Joey B meets (and beats?) the Steelers, Cowboys, Jets and Dolphins. “The Bengals’ schedule is pretty light for the first four games,” he says. “They have a really good shot at going 3-1 or 4-0.”
Sam will try to sell The Burrow privately, through a broker.
If that does not work, he will pursue an auction.
Sam does not want to risk a Burrow injury or a Bengals collapse or a recession dropping the card to, say, 100-200 grand.
But if he does not like the market, he will wait.”