Lot # 17: 1988 Starting Lineup: Karl Malone CAS 80 (Clear Bubble /Holy Grail SLU)

Category: Platinum Lots

Starting Bid: $2,500.00

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Item was in Auction "2024 Spring Premier Auction",
which ran from 3/8/2024 5:00 PM to
3/24/2024 5:00 PM



“Hobby Fresh” Clear Bubble Example.

We are pleased to present an exceptional example of the “Holy Grail” in the SLU toyline, the 1988 Utah Jazz: Karl Malone. Released in the line’s inaugural year, the small market Utah Jazz were, by far, the lowest production run of any team. Collectors simply couldn’t get their hands on the Bailey, Eaton, Stockton, and, of course, the most popular – Hall of Famer, Karl Malone. Values skyrocketed, resulting in the 1988 Karl Malone being the most valuable SLU for decades.

Please note, the Malone is almost impossible to find with a clear bubble making our example one of the very best to surface in years. Strong card, bubble, and figure combine to make this one a true showstopper. Highly desirable subgrades of 80 and better. Collectors of all toylines are quite familiar with this Hall of Fame piece, and as such, we expect action on March 24th.

Encapsulated by CAS (80, 80-80-85), #10211605

 

Estimate: $5,000 - and up

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