Given that the card market has seen a huge boom in light of the pandemic it would make sense that a football star from 20+ years ago would be seeing their rare respective card sold at auction, but would one expect that football star to be Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson? Me neither, and yet here we are.
The Dwayne Johnson University of Miami rare football trading card was given a grading of 10 by PSA and sold at PWCC Auctions for a total of $13,988 USD. A similar version of the ultra-rare card came onto the market back in 2014 and was sold at auction for $4,228 USD. The most recent card’s valuation has boosted sinc then having sold for close to $10,000 USD above that. Bumble Bee tuna back in 1994 produced a total of 24-card sheets showcasing the top University of Miami football players.
The Rock was joined in this particular card set by future NFL stars such as Warren Sapp and Ray Lewis. The card sheets were allegedly distributed at a game, taking place at the Orange Bowl during the 1994 season. Although because of rainy weather, the game’s attendees couldn’t be bothered to save the rain-drenched cards and as a result less than 50 of the Dwayne Johnson football cards still exist to this day.
For those unaware, back in the 90’s, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was a sought after defensive tackle who was a player in the University of Miami’s 1991 national championship team. Based on Johnson’s expanding popularity, as well as the card’s rarity and the additional bonus of near-perfect condition, the value of the card wias an unexpected, yet welcome surprise.
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