There were more than more than 1,750 items up for bids in the 2017 Goldin Auctions Summer Online Auction and after tens of thousands of bids from thousands of collectors, it was basketball and baseball cards and memorabilia from Aaron Judge and the 1969 and 1986 Mets that stole the show.
Combined with the 90-lot live auction staged on July 27, during the National Sports Collector’s Convention in Chicago, the 2017 Goldin Auctions Summer Live and Online Auction netted $4.5 million in sales while continuing the auction house’s continued growth by setting company records for most unique bidders and winners.
“We thank all of our consignors for trusting us with their memorabilia and the thousands of regular and new collectors and fans who participated in both the live and online auction,” said Ken Goldin, Founder of Goldin Auctions. “The fact that historic memorabilia from legends like Wilt Chamberlain and Mantle continue to be made available and modern collectibles from young starts such as Mike Trout and Aaron Judge are in such demand illustrates why now is a great time to be a sports memorabilia collector.”
Goldin Auctions is currently accepting consignments for the Great American Baseball Card Auction; the Americana Rock ‘n Roll Auction and the October Legends Auction. The complete results of the live and online auctions are available at www.GoldinAuctions.com. Here are a few highlights from the online event which closed on August 5.
- Lot #116 -1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Rookie Card PSA EX-MT 6.5 (Final Price $88,200)
- Lot #149 – 1986-87 Fleer Baseball Unopened Wax Box (Final Price $80,850)
- Lot #115 – 1952 Bowman #101 Mickey Mantle PSAS MINT 9 – (Final Price $75,950)
- Lot #43 – 1980-81 Topps #6 Bird/Magic Rookie Card PSA GEM MT 10 (Final Price $74,725)
- Lot #1661 – Ed Kranepool’s 1969 New York Mets World Series Ring (Final Price $62,475)
- Lot #550 – 2017 Aaron Judge Game Used Opening Day Jersey in which Judge hit a Home Run (Final Price $62,475)
- Lot #1662 – Dwight Gooden’s 1986 New York Mets World Series Trophy (Final Price $40,425)
- Lot #59 – Mike Schmidt’s 1980 Babe Ruth Sultan of Swat Award Crown from MVP and World Series Season (Final Price $40,425)
- Lot #1678 – 1969 NY Mets Al Weis World Series Game used Home Pinstripe Jersey (Final Price $24,500)
- Lot #155 – 1997-98 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems #23 Michael Jordan (#18/100) BGS GEM MINT 9.5 “1 of 2” (Final Price $23,275)
- Lot #551 – 2012 LeBron James Game Used Miami Heat Road Jersey from 1/10/12 and 2/1/12 Photo Matched (Final Price $19,600)
- Lot #95 – 1909-11 T206 White Border Ty Cobb Green Background PSA VG EX 4 (Final Price $17,150)
In addition to the 1,750+-lots in the online auction, highlights from the live auction included: Lot #25 – 1930 Hack Wilson Game Worn Cubs Jersey & Pants (Final Price $382,812.50); Lot #26 – 1959 Ted Williams Game Worn & Signed Red Sox Jersey (Final Price $147,000); Lot #1 – 1934-35 Mel Ott Bat (PSA/DNA GU9) (Final Price $80,850); Lot #21 – 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Rookie Card PSA EX-MT 6 (Final Price $80,850); Lot #66 – 1960-61 Philadelphia Warriors Wilt Chamberlain Signed Contract (Final Price $64,312); Lot #80 – 1965 Edward J. Neil Memorial Award Presented to Cassius Clay (Final Price $52,675); Lot #15 – 1996-97 Michael Jordan Games Used, Signed & Inscribed Bulls Road Jersey (Final Price $55,125); Lot #12 – 1984-85 Michael Jordan Game Used Chicago Bulls Rookie Season Home Jersey (Final Price $49,000); Lot #49 – 1975 Terry Bradshaw Game Used Steelers Home Jersey MEARS A10 & Beckett (Final Price $39,200); Lot #51 – 1988-89 Joe Montana Game Used, Signed & Photo Matched Jersey (Final Price $36,750).