Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson played football for the Miami Hurricanes in college but his career never got going with the NFL, and instead he chose to join his father Rocky Johnson’s profession and ended up electrifying millions of fans as an iconic figure known as The Rock in the WWE.
A red hot sports card market has captured a trading card from Johnson’s playing days with Miami and was sold for an eye raising sum. Johnson shared a photo on Instagram that showed the bidding for the card going for more than $45,000. “This story of how my UNIV of MIAMI football card’s value continues to rise has become so surreal to me,” he captioned the Instagram photo. “Playing in the @NFL was my dream and playing in the Super Bowl was my even bigger dream. Of course, neither dream came true for me but years later… On SUPER BOWL Sunday my rookie card gets sold for 45K!! Congrats to the winning bidder
To showcase the card’s meteoric rise, The Action Network’s Darren Rovell tweeted on how much the card has gained in value over the last few months.
Johnson played at Miami in the 1990s, winning a national championship. He played briefly in the Canadian Football League before starring in the WWE.