Hendrik Van Crombrugge - 2019/20
Date first auctioned: 02/04/2020
Price sold for: 11.500 Ξ (£1,311.12)
Number of Sorare Owners: 1
Highest Resale Price: Not Applicable
Initial Card Auction
This auction pitted 2 of the games heavyweight managers (Zuraw + Black_Flag) against one another and the end result was a record sale price (in ETH) for a Sorare card.
At the time of the auction it was clear that Crombrugge was one of, if not, the most sought after Unique GK to own. Replay Tournaments were up and running and it was clear that his average score and low DNP % was going to translate into big $$.
I can't remember if I even got a bid in on the way up, but I would've been out at 6-7 ETH (as I couldn't justify a higher outlay given I own Oblak) and whilst I expected fireworks, I didn't expect either manager to push beyond the 10 ETH barrier (breaking the previous record of 9.680 for Moussa Dembele).
With that said, I don't know the premium either manager would've factored in for the expected future prizes that this card was likely to yield and at the same time, the reduced chances of success they felt this would also have on their rival.
Card Status - Zuraw (current owner)
*It is my belief that this card is untouchable. Crombrugge is a player that suits both the traditional and current S05 Tournament formats and whilst Zuraw has other very nice Unique Goalkeeper options, Crombrugge is his No.1*
At the time, 11.5 ETH smashed the previous Sorare Auction record (in ETH), but it should be noted that this was at a time where ETH had just dropped in value a lot. In FIAT terms this amount only placed the sale as the 6th most expensive card sold at auction.
Regardless of which barometer you select to measure the end price, the card has already contributed to multiple winning SO5 teams during the replay weeks and Crombrugge is being touted for a nice transfer move in the summer (Bundesliga teams + Ajax rumours).
I think Crombrugge could stay in the Top 10 Goalkeeper list for a long long time. He's a card I'm wary of each week in SO5 Tournaments and I have no doubt he'll end up having an illustrious career!
Sorare Card Link: https://sorare.com/cards/hendrik-van-crombrugge-2019-unique-1