The remarkable Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Collection stole the headlines while historic sale prices of items from Mike Trout, Ty Cobb, Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle and Kevin Durant also turned heads on Saturday night as more than 1,100-lots of memorabilia in the Goldin Auctions 2019 Winter Auction sold for nearly $6 million.
Half of the auction sales ($2.9 million which includes buyer’s premium) were attributed to the 234-lot Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Collection which, included four NBA championship rings selling for a combined $1.2 million, three NBA MVP Awards netting a combined $366,000 and eight NBA All-Star jerseys selling for $400,000. The complete collection can be viewed at https://goldinauctions.com/Category/Kareem_Abdul_Jabbar_Collection-219.html.
The most remarkable result of the night for collectors was the $186,580 sale price for the 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects #BDPP89 Mike Trout (Orange Refractor), making it the most valuable Trout item ever sold at auction. It joins two other historic record-setting modern cards sold by Goldin Auctions in the past few years including a 1979-80 Wayne Gretzky rookie card selling for $465,000 and the 2003-04 LeBron James Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Logoman Rookie Card at $312,000.
“The opportunity to offer the historic Kareem Abdul-Collection was a true honor and we’re thrilled that collectors and Lakers fans responded,” said Ken Goldin Founder of Goldin Auctions. “There is no doubt that the attention this collection generated, coupled with our long history of offering rare and historic items, was the perfect storm for the perfect auction. We congratulate our bidders for securing these amazing items and our consignors for their success.”
The complete auction catalog is available at GoldinAuctions.com. Here’s a look at the final sale prices for some of the marquee items.
- Lot #63- 1987 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Lakers NBA Championship Ring –
(Final Price: $398,937) — *Record for any NBA Championship Ring and any Lakers item
- Lot #2– 1985 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Lakers NBA Championship Ring (Finals MVP) –
(Final Price: $343,700)
- Lot #1– 1989 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Game-Used, Signed & Inscribed Spalding Basketball from his Final Career Points (38,387) – (Final Price: $270,050)
- Lot #64- 1988 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Lakers NBA Championship Ring
(Final Price: $245,500)
- Lot #43- 1980 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Lakers NBA Championship Ring
(Final Price: $245,500)
- Lot #33- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 1971-72 NBA Most Valuable Player Podoloff Trophypresented to Lew Alcindor of the Milwaukee Bucks —the second of his six NBA MVP Awards (Final Price: $123,977)
- Lot #3– Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 1975-76 NBA Most Valuable Player Podoloff Trophy– Awarded after his first season with the Lakers in which he led the team with 27.7 ppg, 16.9 rpg. and 4.1 blks. (Final Price: $122,750)
- Lot #37- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 1973-74 NBA Most Valuable Player Podoloff Trophypresented to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar of the Milwaukee Bucks – the third of his six career NBA MVP Awards (Final Price: $122,750)
- Lot #238– 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects #BDPP89 Mike Trout (Orange Refractor) Signed Rookie Card (#14/25) BGS Gem Mint 9.5/BGS 10– Among the 25 copies recorded in BGS’s census reporting, just one example has achieved a higher tier. (Final Price: $186,580) – *Record for any Mike Trout Item
- Lot #190– 1909-11 T206 White Border Ty Cobb with “Ty Cobb” Back (PSA PR 1)– The Matchbox Find Example. One of fewer than 20 examples validated by PSA. (Final Price: $148,527)
- Lot #182– 1968 Willie Mays Games-Used & Signed S.F. Giant Home Jersey (MEARS A9.5 & Beckett)(Final Price: $88,380)
- Lot #175– 1923-25 Babe Ruth Game-Used Hillerich & Bradsby Pre Model Bat (PSA/DNA GU 8)(Final Price: $88,380)
- Lot #208– 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Rookie Card (SGC 82 EX/MT+ 6.5)
(Final Price: $76,105)
- Lot #205– 1951 Bowman #305 Willie Mays Rookie Card PSA NM-MT 8 –
(Final Price: $44,190)
- Lot #514– 2007-08 Exquisite Collection #94 Kevin Durant Signed Jersey Rookie Card (#12/35) PSA Authentic/Auto 10 – (Final Price: $34,370)
- Lot #351– 1907-09 H.M. Taylor Detroit Tigers Postcard “Ty Cobb at Bat” PSA VG3
(Final Price: $13,502)