According to Goldin Auctions, a new sale of a Dwayne Johnson rookie football card just broke the previous sales record.
In January, a rare football card from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s college football playing days sold for $14K.
In February, another card went up for auction on eBay, with the winner handing over $45,000 for the rare 1994 Dwayne Johnson Bumble Bee trading card.
The former WWE star called the feeling “surreal” when finding out how much the winning bidder spent on the rookie card.
Well, if that moment stunned The Rock, this news is going to knock him on his candy ass.
The card sold for $81,180, an all-time record for any Dwayne Johnson rookie card. The card was sold through Goldin Auctions, the leading marketplace for sports collectibles, during its March Premium Auction.
During that same auction, a rookie wrestling card of The Rock also sold for $34,400, an all-time record for any The Rock wrestling card.
So why is this Dwayne Johnson rookie card so rare? The card was a part of a Bumble Bee tuna company promotion back in 1994 and the company produced a set of cards featuring University of Miami players like Ray Lewis, Warren Sapp, and Rohan Marley, the son of reggae legend, Bob Marley.
Goldin Auctions explained in a press release email: “Sports collectibles and trading cards, once considered a niche market, are now having a huge moment as collectors increasingly view collectibles and trading cards as both a fun hobby and a valuable alternative investment.”
There are a few more Dwayne Johnson Bumble Bee cards on eBay if you’ve got the money just be careful of fakes and reprints.
[via Goldin Auctions]