Notorious BIG MetroCards selling on eBay for nearly $5,000

It’s BIG money at stake now.

The limited edition MetroCards, released to celebrate Notorious BIG’s 50th anniversary, are now reselling on eBay for nearly $5,000.

Last weekend, fans of the late Brooklyn rapper queued for hours to claim some of the 50,000 MetroCards that were made available to the public.

As of Wednesday, several were popping up on eBay, according to Curbed, with one intrepid seller auctioning one for nearly $5,000.

Christopher George Latore Wallace, also known as Notorious BIG, was widely considered the greatest rapper of all time until he was killed on March 9, 1997 by four gunshot wounds in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles.

According to Twitter fans queuing for hours at the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center subway station and several other locations in Brooklyn just to get my hands on the card.

Fans who still want to get their hands on the limited edition card can find several of these on eBay, starting at a achievable $55 for a scratched card and a laminated option starting at $75.

To obtain the card, MTA officials required potential buyers to purchase at least two plans, which several sellers used to their advantage in advertising.

Cards on eBay range from $55 to $5,000, all with different options.
Cards on eBay range from $55 to nearly $5,000, all with different options.
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The card, which currently costs $4,899, was billed as a “brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item” and will ship with expedited shipping, according to the eBay seller.

This isn’t the first time the Big Apple has released limited edition cards.

In April 2018, the MTA released 250,000 limited edition David Bowie cards, which featured five different photos from all eras of the late glam rock icon’s life.

Streetwear brand Supreme also released its own MetroCard in 2017, which required people to queue at the SoHo store for over an hour just to get one.

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