The 2017 Goldin Auctions Spring Premium Live and Online Auction was a record-setting event as it featured the most bids, most unique bidders and winners in a single Goldin Auctions event. In all, the auction generated $3.5 million in sales from the 70 live lots which closed on May 20 and 2,000+ online lots which closed in June 3.
“We are thrilled that so many different collectors participated and won,” said Ken Goldin, Founder of Goldin Auctions. “The rare premium items in our live auction coupled with the diverse and unique lots we offered online made for a perfect combination to attract a wide variety of collectors. It’s a great event when bidders are excited for their win and our consigners are satisfied with the prices realized.”
Here’s a look at some of the key items and the final prices. For a look at the entire auction catalog, visit www.GoldinAuctions.com. The company is currently accepting consignments for its upcoming auctions.
Lot #20 – 1939 Lou Gehrig All Star Game Presentation Pin – This pin is unique in that it is the only pin or ring not donated by Lou’s widow to the Hall of Fame, as it was given to one of the nurses who took care of him in his final days. It had remained in her family until her nephew sold it in 1989. (Final Price: $171,500)
Lot #23 – Joe DiMaggio & Marilyn Monroe Marriage Certificate – This is the official document that bound the two icons in marriage. Dated January 14, 1954, this State of California Certificate certifies that Joseph DiMaggio and Norma Jeane Dougherty were a married couple. (Final Price: $122,500)
Lot #4 – 1928 Jimmy Foxx Game Used Hillerich & Bradsby Factory Side Written Bat (GU10) – An incredible bat used by Foxx at the very beginning of his Hall of Fame career that comes with a full LOA from PSA/DNA for the game use and a grade of perfect GU 10. (Final Price: $108,000 – a record for any Foxx bat public sale).
Lot #41 – 2017 Team USA World Baseball Classic Lucky Eagle – This 24-inch tall, 45-pound porcelain sculpture was the “lucky charm,” accompanying Team USA around the country during their triumphant run to the WBC title. The eagle is signed by 28 team members including; Posey, Kinsler, Stanton, McCutchen and Stroman. 100% of the high bid price was donated to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. (Final Price: $62,475)
Lot #9 – Barry Bonds HR #716 Bat and Complete Uniform – Barry took great pride in chronicling and saving historic mementos from his journey. The lot includes the bat, complete uniform and batting gloves worn by Bonds on June 5, 2006, when he hit career home run #716 off Marlins pitcher Brian Moehler. It’s the only certified game used bat attributed to a home run 700 or higher ever offered for sale. All items include the inscription “6-5-06 #716” in silver marker. Comes with personally signed LOA from Bonds as well as MLB Authenticated and Bonds holograms. (Final Price: $51,450)
Lots #29, 31 & 74 – Don Zimmer NY Yankees World Series Rings – The long-time Yankees bench coach’s three World Series Rings sold for a combined $112,425 with the 2000 World Series ring netting $40,425 while both the 1998 and 1999 rings sold for $36,000.
Lots #59, #434, #435 – Eduard Parent Olympic Medals – In three separate lots, two gold medals and a silver medal from Cuban shortstop Eduardo Paret sold for a combined $62,475. His 1996 Gold Medal netted $24,500; his 2004 Gold Medal fetched $22,050; while his 2008 Silver Medal sold for $15, 925.
Lot #24 – Rare 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates World Series Ring from Backup Shortstop Dick Schofield – Include LOA from Schofield (Final Price $48,000)
Lot #188 – 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle Rookie Card PSA NM 7 – Among more than 1,700 copies recorded in PSA’s census reporting, just over five dozen examples have earned a higher, unqualified grade. (Final Price $34,300)
Lot #1404 – 1968 Super Bowl II Packers-Raiders Yellow Variation Full Ticket (PSA/DNA VG-EX4) (Final Price $22,050)
Lot #18 – 1928 New York Yankees World Series Champions Team Signed Ball – Features 20 signatures including, Ruth, Gehrig, Lazzeri among the 9 Hall of Famers and dated May 26, 1926 (Final Price $26,950)
Lot #102 – Tupac Shakur Hand-written Lyrics to “Cradle 2 the Grave” – The lyrics here represent Tupac’s full verse on “Cradle 2 The Grave”, which charted at 25 on the Billboard Hot Rap Singles, in its entirety. Tupac performed the first verse of this song, later ceding the spotlight to his fellow “Thug Life” members. (Final Price $20,250)
Lot #56 – Tupac Shakur Hand Written 2-Page Lyrics to “Pain” Written for the Movie Above the Rim – Offered here are two pages of handwritten lyrics to “Pain” that represent the original draft of the song. The first page features Tupac’s first verse, while the second page features the third verse of the song, also performed by Tupac. The first verse is written in black and blue pen, with the second verse written solely in black pen. Each page of lyrics comes with an individual LOA from JSA (Final Price $18,000)
Lot #1932 – Grateful Dead Signed Spring Tour 1998 Framed Artwork by Peter Max – Signed by Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, Brent Mydland, and artist Peter Max (Final Price $14,700)
Lot #790 – 2016 Kris Bryant All-Star Game Used & Signed/Inscribed Adidas Blue Cleats – Worn by the MVP for his first All-Star Game Home Run during the Cubs historic championship season. (Final Price $9,800)
About Goldin Auctions
Sports memorabilia impresario Ken Goldin has sold more than $600 million in memorabilia from many of the biggest names in sports, history and pop culture and was the pioneer of using the medium of television to sell sports memorabilia. Over the past few years, Goldin Auctions sold Babe Ruth’s 1918 contract for a record $1.02 million, a Honus Wagner T206 card for a public sale record $3.12 million, the Mike Piazza Post-9/11 home run jersey for $365,000, and the 1979-80 Wayne Gretzky PSA 10 rookie card for a record $465,000. Goldin Auctions strives to break new ground and offer collectors the best in collectible treasures up for auction in the marketplace. All game worn or autographed items come with team, player, league or additional LOA from industry leading authenticators; and collectors can bid with confidence that their proxy/ceiling bids remain confidential. For more information, visit www.goldinauctions.com.