Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Oak Man Goes Crazy!!!: '97 Charles Oakley Autographics

'97 Charles Oakley SkyBox Autographics
I've seen some crazy eBay sales in my time, but this '97 Charles Oakley SkyBox Autographics sale from earlier this week is institutionally insane (click here). I'm a New York Knickerbockers fan and liked The Oak Man, but $90.99 is a bit ridiculous for this card. Don't get me wrong. I would love to add this card to my collection. Oakley has a great signature and the SkyBox Autographics cards are great. I've even bid on a number of these as they've come up on the Bay, but not for close to $100. Actually, I've been outbid at around $30.00 - $35.00.

So I guess there are two questions to ask regarding this recent eBay sale. Why did this particular '97 Charles Oakley SkyBox Autographics card go for nearly 3x's the normal selling price and would you purchase this card for that price? Happy collecting and… "Enjoy Every Thrill of the Auction".


  1. I'm guessing because Oak doesn't have many certified autos, maybe there was a bidding war between fellow Knicks collectors. Do these pop up often? I know there were a few SP's in the autographics set, but I'm not sure if Oak was one of them.

  2. @Chris, actually they do pop up often. Relative to rare cars it does. I would say their are two a month on the Bay. They usually sell for around $30-$45. You are right tho. He does not have many certified auto's. This is one of the best. Just a crazy spike in price.

  3. That's one insane price... there's another one on eBay with a starting bid of $49.99 (+$2.50 shipping). According to Beckett he has 6 certified autographs (two of them being the 96/97 Skybox Autographics (regular & blue ink). The other four come from the 07/08 Chronology set... but Beckett doesn't list any values for these (maybe they were never shipped out/redeemed).

    If I were a Knicks fan... I might pay $20 to $30... but for $90, I'd pick up a few HOF autos first.