It was a record setting night at The National Sports Collector’s Convention as bidders both in the Atlantic City, NJ hotel ballroom and online via www.GoldinAuctions.com spent over $3.1 million on 90+ items of sports memorabilia in the Goldin Auctions 2016 Premium Live Auction on August 4. As expected Lot #25 the O-Pee-Chee #18 Wayne Gretzky Rookie Card PSA Graded GEM MT 10 established a new standard for hockey trading cards by selling for $465,000 — more than five times the previous record of $94,000 that the card last sold for. Not to be outdone, Lot #38 Babe Ruth’s 1935 Contract with the Boston Braves sold for a whopping $360,000.
Other prices realized included:
- Lot #20 – Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Rookie Card SGC 86 NM+ 7.5 ($180,000)
- Lot #48 – Michel Jordan 1998 Chicago Bulls Playoff Jersey ($168,000)
- Lot #12 – T206 Eddie Plank White Border PSA EX 5 ($102,000)
- Lot #22 – 1955 Sandy Koufax #123 Topps Rookie Card SGC MINT 9 ($96,000)
- Lot #42 – 1956 Stan Musial Game Worn Cardinals Jersey ($84,000)
- Lot #21 – 1953 Topps #244 Willie Mays SGC 96 MINT 9 ($74,400)
- Lot #15 – 1933 Goudey Baseball 24-Card Uncut Sheet ($66,000)
- Lot #23 – 1955 Topps #164 Roberto Clemente Rookie Card PSA NM-MT ($62,400)
- Lot #81 – 2011 NY Giants Super Bowl XLVI Player (Parker) Ring ($61,200)
- Lot #37 – Babe Ruth’s Final “Farewell Letter” to Yankees owner Dan Topping ($60,000)
- Lot #4 – 1947 Ted Williams Triple Crown Season Game Used Bat ($60,000)
“The National Sports Collector’s Convention is the biggest event in the sports memorabilia industry which makes our annual auction here truly special,” said Ken Goldin, Founder of Goldin Auctions. “With more than 200 people packing the room and hundreds more bidding via phone and online it was an electric atmosphere. We thank all our bidders and consigners for their participation.”
A handful of items that did not sell in the live auction will remain open for bidding along with 1,500+ other lots of memorabilia in the corresponding catalog auction through August 13 online at www.GoldinAuctions.com.
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 $2.1 million and the Mike Piazza Post-9/11 home run jersey for $365,000. 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.