Goldin Auctions 2018 Holiday Auction Sets Records Among the 900+ Lots that Sold

A few hours after Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray captured the 2018 Heisman Trophy on Saturday night, a fortunate collector paid a record price of $435,762 for Tim Brown’s 1987 Heisman Trophy in the Goldin Auctions 2018 Holiday Auction.

“We believe this is one of the most significant trophies to ever be offered at auction and collectors agreed as the bidding was fierce,” said Ken Goldin, Founder of Goldin Auctions. “It’s rare when a Heisman becomes available and even more unusual for it to be from an NFL Hall of Famer who played at the most storied college football program.”
Goldin Auctions is currently accepting consignments for its 2019 Winter Auction. Here are some of the marquee items and the final sale prices. The complete auction catalog is available at

  • Lot #2 – 1987 Heisman Trophy Presented to Tim Brown-The original trophy presented to Brown in 1987 and the first-ever awarded to a wide receiver. Brown is one of just nine Heisman Trophy winners enshrined in Canton and, from that group, only O.J. Simpson’s original trophy has been sold at auction. (FINAL RECORD PRICE: $435,762) **
  • Lot #1 – 1910 E98 “Set of 30” Near Set (25/30) #1 on the SGC Set Registry-The best SGC-graded “near set” of the ultra-desirable E98 “Set of 30” baseball cards-issued in 1910 and known to hobbyists as part of the famous 2012 “Black Swamp Find” in Defiance, Ohio, being offered at auction for the first time ever. The offered gallery includes the 25-card near set graded by SGC, plus nine additional, variation cards. The fabulous, showcased roster is missing only Jennings, Mathewson, Lajoie, Tinker and Walsh for completion (FINAL PRICE: $171,850)
  • Lot #3 – 2002 Aston Martin Vanquish Signature Car – 50th Anniversary of the Basketball Hall of Fame-The two-door luxury coupe features a 460 HP, 5.9-liter V12 engine with a 6-speed overdrive enabled transmission. This is not just any old Vanquish that rolled off the assembly line, but it’s the Official 50th Anniversary Hall of Fame car, a one-of-one car featuring the signatures of over 50 basketball Hall of Famers. (FINAL PRICE: $78,877)
  • Lot #48 – Lee Harvey Oswald Handcuffs Used to Arrest Oswald after JFK Assassination-The Smith & Wesson cuffs were originally issued to Officer Ray Hawkins when he joined the Dallas Police Department in 1953. Bearing the serial number “38468,” Hawkins used these rare and iconic cuffs throughout his career and retained them after he left the force. They are accompanied by a signed and notarized affidavit from Ray Hawkins describing his actions on November 22, 1963, and the role these handcuffs played in the capture of Lee Harvey Oswald. (FINAL PRICE: $76,105)
  • Lot #15 – 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Rookie Card PSA EX + 5.5 (FINAL PRICE: $59,920)
  • Lot #26 -1993 Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl XXVIII Player Ring Dixon Edwards(FINAL PRICE $44,190)
  • Lot #14 – 1912 E300 Plow’s Candy Ty Cobb – PSA VG-EX 4 – (FINAL PRICE: ($40,507)
  • Lot #74 – Tupac Shakur Handwritten Composition Notebook-The Mead composition book has been written in extensively by Tupac on a total of 46 pages. This is the only known full Tupac Shakur notebook in existence, as all other examples are fragments of the larger whole in the form of individual pages or front and back covers. (FINAL PRICE: $36,825)
  • Lot #27 – 2015 Alabama Crimson Tide National Championship Calvin Ridley Player Rings (FINAL PRICE: $34,370)
  • Lot #16 – 1962 Topps #200 Mickey Mantle – PSA Mint 9 (FINAL PRICE: $31,915)
  • Lot #32 – 2018 Shohei Ohtani Game-Worn LA Angels 1980s TBTC Home Run Uniform 8/27-28 /18-This is the first known full uniform ever offered up of the Japanese phenom. (FINAL PRICE: $27,005)
  • Lot #12 – 1964-65 Carl Eller Rookie Era Games Used & Signed Vikings Road Jersey MEARS A9 & Beckett – (FINAL PRICE: ($27,005)
  • Lot #19 – 2003/04 SP Authentic #148 LeBron James Signed Rookie Card (#156/500) PSA Gem Mint 10 (FINAL PRICE: $22,095)
  • Lot #63 – 1990 Andre Reed Super Bowl XXV Game Used & Photo Matched Bills White Jersey Reed LOA and Resolution Photomatching (FINAL PRICE: $13,502)
  • Lot #38 – Burt Reynolds Screen Worn & Photo Matched Jersey from “The Longest Yard” (FINAL PRICE: $8,592)
  • Lot #128 – 1957 Topps Football Unopened Five-Cent Pack PSA Mint 9 (FINAL PRICE: $5,523)

Sports memorabilia impresario Ken Goldin has sold more than $700 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