It's no lie... a trading card has been sold for R1.5 Million, all thanks to Jay-Z’s signature.
Collector trading cards have been selling for a lot of money over the years. Different categories, from sports to pop culture, have brought in a lot of money for some people.
The auction house responsible for the selling of the trading card said that the "Signs of Stardom" card of the American rapper and music mogul, Jay-Z, was signed by the New York icon himself.
The card’s mint condition and the authenticity of the signature added to the price tag. The fact that it was serial-numbered 1/1 didn’t hurt either.
News24 reports that the trading card set an all-time record for any non-sports/TGC (Trading Game Card).
Before the start of the online auction, the card had a bid of only $2,000 before one seller moved in and the bidding war began.
The money forked out to pay for this card shows just how big Jay-Z’s name is in pop culture. It’s not only Jay-Z that’s reached icon status in his family though.
His wife, Beyoncé, is now the most awarded and nominated woman – and the second-most awarded person – in Grammy history.
Their daughter, Blue Ivy, recently won a Grammy for her collaboration song Brown Skinned Girl with her famous Mom.
Nine-year-old Blue recently posed with her Grammy after she turned it into a sippy cup. Watch the Entertainment Tonight video below to see how the young Grammy winner celebrated her win.
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