On August 14th, a BGS Black Label ‘Son Goku & Vegeta, Apex Of Power’ sold for $8,917. It is the incredible rarity of the Black Label grade that bumps a regular BGS 10, which is worth around $2,650, to a card worth almost $9K. In this market analysis, we will take a look at the current values of this card in graded and raw forms.
The history of the card –
‘Son Goku & Vegeta, Apex Of Power’ was the Secret Rare of the Universal Onslaught booster set that was released in February 2020. This set ran alongside the release of the Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot video game. The booster set is now out of print has become valuable because of the chase cards of the set, including ‘Cell Xeno, Unspeakable Abomination’, which has a market value of around $300. Sealed ‘Universal Onslaught’ boosters are currently worth around $1400 and $1500, which is up from the prices achieved in May, which ranged between $910 and $1,325 through the PWCC marketplace.
The Value –
The last PSA 10 ‘Son Goku & Vegeta, Apex Of Power’ to sell was on August 8th for $2,108, with the sale before that going for $2,716, almost a month apart on July 11th. The last BGS 10 copy sold for $2,650 on August 20th, with two more also selling in August for $2,700 and $3,000. The last raw copies of ‘Son Goku & Vegeta, Apex Of Power’ that have sold in the last week went for $810, $1000 and $730 on August 23rd. These prices, which were won through bids on eBay, show a decrease in value when compared to the copies that sold in July for around $1050 on both eBay and TCG Player.
In June, we saw a ‘Son Goku, The Awakened Power’ sell for an eye-watering $90,000. At the time of the sale, a BGS 10 copy had sold for $6000. In comparison to the ‘Apex of Power’ $8,917 sale, the difference in the BGS 10 and Black Label really isn’t as substantial, although the value, rarity and popularity of ‘Awakened’ most likely played a big part in that price difference. Does this mean that the Black Label ‘Apex of Power’ could follow the same pattern and achieve a higher value as it gets older?
Another contributing factor to why the Black Label ‘Apex of Power’ sold for considerably less than ‘Awakened Power’ could be down to the grades population of 11, which is a lot more than the ‘Awakened Power’ population of 2.
It’s worth noting that the other ‘Apex of Power’ BGS Black Label sold in July for $10,600. This $1683 difference in price could be down to the number of people in the position to buy at the time, or could simply be a reflection of the value dip we are seeing throughout the DBS CG, which is a normal occurrence within TCG markets. To learn more about market activity, click on one of the articles below.
Mathew Parkes – Ludkins Media
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