Sports Cards Can Still Make You Rich, Pathetic

Two private card collectors swapped a pristine Michael Jordan rookie card and a $200,000 check, but wait until you hear what exciting plans the new owner of the card has in store. Absolutely nothing!

The card, a 1986-87 Fleer, is one of only two of its kind to receive a perfect "10 Pristine" rating from Beckett Grading Services and is now owned by Georgia investor Sean Storms. (Yeah, right. Like we're supposed to believe that name isn't made up.) Storms is now desperate to find the second card so that he can pair them together like a set of red kingsā€”and then never let anyone look at them again.

"It won't see the light of day for at least 10 years, maybe 15," he said. "I'm very excited to have the card."

Wow, that's ... fun? My baseball card collection is also excitedly collecting dust, yet somehow my 16 Tim Pyznarski "Future Stars" cards are still completely worthless.

Perfect Michael Jordan Rookie Card sells for $200,000 [The Beckett Blog]