Goldin Auctions Posts Largest Ever Sports Memorabilia & Collectibles Auction with $45.2 Million in Sales

Goldin Auctions, the leading marketplace for collectibles and trading cards, announces that it has sold more than $45.2 million worth of items during its latest Winter Auction, setting a new industry record. The auction shatters the all-time high of $33 million previously set by Goldin Auctions in January of this year.

The auction, which closed on March 7, saw five individual lots sell for more than $1 million and was headlined by the most expensive Kobe Bryant card ever sold. A black label pristine 1996-97 Topps Chrome Refractors #138 Bryant Rookie Card, one of only two on earth in its condition, sold for a massive $1,795,800. The million-dollar mark was also surpassed by two LeBron James cards, one Mickey Mantle card and one Roberto Clemente card. Several of the items in the auction, which featured a variety of classic and modern trading cards as well as notable sports and entertainment memorabilia, also broke or tied world records for sale price. A complete list of record-breaking and notable items can be found below.

“Our latest Winter Auction smashed the previous industry record we set in January for the highest-grossing sports collectible auction ever by more than 40%. In the process, we experienced our highest individual user participation ever and exceeded our all-time high for total number of bids placed by 35%,” said Ken Goldin, Founder and Chairman of Goldin Auctions. “Between the incredible turnout for our premier lots such as Jordan, Mantle and Kobe, the enthusiasm for our first ever non-fungible token (NFT) lot of Giannis Antetokounmpo, and the immense domestic and international interest in soccer collectibles we saw, it’s fairly evident that enthusiasm for the industry is continuing to soar. We can’t wait to get started with our next auction and to continue breaking more records!”

Fan interest in soccer items reached a new high during the auction, with about $1 million in sales for collectibles during the event.

Goldin Auctions has built a reputation as the trusted leader in trading cards, memorabilia and collectibles. The company has overseen more than $400 million worth of sales, including more than $100 million in 2020 alone. The company also recently announced that it raised $40 million in growth financing led by The Chernin Group (“TCG”), a multi-stage investment firm known for building and investing in leading, emerging consumer businesses.

The 2021 Spring Auction is slated for late March and Goldin Auctions is also actively accepting consignments for its upcoming Monthly Card Auctions and Goldin Elite Auction, which is anticipated to take place in April of 2021. To inquire about consigning items, email info@goldinauctions.com.

The following auction items broke or tied world records:

  • 1996-97 Topps Chrome Refractors #138 Kobe Bryant Rookie Card – BGS PRISTINE/Black Label 10: $1,795,800
  • 2003-04 UD “Exquisite Collection” Exquisite (RPA) #78 LeBron James Signed Patch Rookie Card (#32/99) – BGS NM-MT+ 8.5/BGS 10 : $1,537,500
  • 2004-05 Upper Deck “Ultimate Signatures Logos” #USL-LJ LeBron James Signed Logoman Game Used Patch Card (#1/1) – PSA Authentic, PSA/DNA 10: $1,291,500
  • 1955 Topps #164 Roberto Clemente Rookie Card – PSA MINT 9: $1,107,000
  • 1952 Topps #312 Jackie Robinson – PSA MINT 9: $984,000
  • 2007/08 UD “Exquisite Collection” Rookie Parallel #94 Kevin Durant Signed Patch Rookie Card (#23/35) – BGS MINT 9/BGS 10: $799,500
  • 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle Rookie Card – PSA NM-MT 8: $615,000 (TIED)
  • 2018-19 Panini National Treasures Patch Autograph (RPA) #127 Luka Doncic Signed Patch Rookie Card (#83/99) – PSA GEM MT 10, PSA/DNA 10: $584,250
  • 1984-85 Star #101 Michael Jordan “UDA Flight School” Signed Rookie Card (UDA) – BGS MINT 9/BGS 10: $430,500
  • 1948 Leaf #79 Jackie Robinson Rookie Card – PSA NM 7: $402,210
  • 1951 Bowman #305 Willie Mays Rookie Card – PSA NM-MT 8: $346,860
  • 1957-58 Topps #77 Bill Russell SP Rookie Card – PSA NM-MT: $346,860
  • 2001 SP Authentic Golf “Authentic Stars” Autograph Gold #45 Tiger Woods Signed Rookie Card (#078/100) – PSA GEM MT 10: $344,400
  • 2007-08 Topps Chrome White Refractor #131 Kevin Durant Rookie Card (#84/99) – PSA GEM MT 10: $295,200
  • 2019-20 Panini “Immaculate Collection” #117 Ja Morant Signed Logoman Patch Rookie Card (#1/1) – PSA MINT 9: $248,460
  • Cal Ripken Jr.’s 3000TH Career Hit Game-Used, Signed & Inscribed Louisville Slugger P72 Model Bat From 4/15/2000 vs. Minnesota (PSA/DNA GU 10 & Ripken LOA): $247,230
  • 1985 Interlake Bulls Michael Jordan Rookie Card – PSA GEM MT 10: $233,700
  • 2019 Panini National Treasures #163 Josh Allen Signed NFL Shield Patch Rookie Card (#1/1) – BGS MINT 9/BGS 10: $210,330
  • 2012-13 Panini National Treasures Gold #151 Anthony Davis Signed Patch Rookie Card (#1/5) – BGS GEM MINT 9.5/BGS 10: $185,730
  • 1996-97 E-X2000 “Credentials” #30 Kobe Bryant Rookie Card (#442/499) – BGS MINT 9: $174,660
  • 1984-85 Star #101 Michael Jordan Rookie Card – PSA NM-MT 8: $162,360
  • 2020 Panini Contenders “Super Bowl Ticket” #104 Justin Herbert Signed Rookie Card (#1/1) – BGS MINT 9/BGS 10: $161,130
  • 1977 Futbol (Soccer) Discs #11 Diego Armando Maradona Rookie Card – PSA NM 7 “1 of 3!” : $161,130
  • 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Rookie Card – PSA VG-EX 4: $148,830
  • 2014 Top Shot Giannis Antetokounmpo Highlight (#001/275) – The Only NBA Top Shot Moment Of His 2013-14 Rookie Season: $136,530
  • 1976 Topps #148 Walter Payton Rookie Card – PSA GEM MT 10: $124,230
  • 1996/97 Topps Chrome Refractor #138 Kobe Bryant Rookie Card – PSA MINT 9: $118,080
  • 2004-05 Panini Megacracks #71 Lionel Messi La Liga Rookie Card – BGS GEM MT 9.5: $99,630
  • 1966 Topps USA Test #35 Bobby Orr Rookie Card – PSA NM-MT 8: $87,330
  • 1969-70 Topps #25 Lew Alcindor Rookie Card – PSA NM-MT 8: $75,030
  • 1958 Alifabolaget #635 Pele Rookie Card – PSA GD 2: $62,730
  • 1978 Topps #36 Eddie Murray Rookie Card – PSA GEM MT 10: $59,040

Additional notable auction items included:

  • 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Rookie Card – PSA NM-MT 8 – One of the Hobby’s Very Best PSA NM-MT 8 Examples!: $1,353,000
  • 1986-87 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan Rookie Card – PSA GEM MT 10: $615,000
  • 1986-87 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan Rookie Card – PSA GEM MT 10: $615,000
  • 2017 Panini National Treasures “Stars & Stripes” Jersey Autograph (RPA) #161 Patrick Mahomes II Signed Patch Rookie Card (#06/13) – BGS GEM MINT 9.5/BGS 10: $584,250
  • 2009-10 Panini/Playoff National Treasures Autograph Jersey (RPA) #206 Stephen Curry Signed Patch Rookie Card (#60/99) – PSA MINT 9: $430,500
  • 2009-10 Panini National Treasures Rookie Patch Autograph (RPA) #206 Stephen Curry Signed Patch Rookie Card (#70/99) – BGS MINT 9/BGS 10: $369,000
  • 1986-87 Fleer Basketball Unopened Wax Box (36 Packs) – All-Original, as Issued by Fleer! – BBCE Certified: $344,400
  • 2019-20 Panini Flawless “Logoman” #LM-LBJ LeBron James Game Used Patch Card (#1/1) – BGS MINT 9: $211,560
  • 1959 Topps #10 Jim Brown – PSA GEM MT 10 “1 of 3!”: $209,100
  • 1998-99 Skybox Molten Metal Fusion Titanium #41F Michael Jordan (#19/40) – BGS MINT 9: $198,030
  • 2012-13 Panini Prizm Gold Prizm #236 Anthony Davis Rookie Card – PSA MINT 9: $185,730
  • 2000 SP Authentic #118 Tom Brady Rookie Card (#1240/1250) – PSA GEM MT 10: $185,730
  • 2006-07 Upper Deck SP Authentic #LM-LJ LeBron James Game Used Logoman Patch Card (#1/1) – BGS NM-MT+ 8.5: $150,060
  • Lot 538 2015-16 Panini Prizm Kobe Bryant #182 Prizms Gold (#03/10) – BGS GEM MINT 9.5 (True Gem+): $148,830
  • Lot 562 – 2019 Topps Chrome Bundesliga #72 Erling Haaland Autograph Orange (#01/25) – PSA GEM MT 10: $124,230
  • 2018-19 Panini Prizm Gold Prizm #78 Trae Young Rookie Card (#02/10) – PSA GEM MT 10: $111,930
  • 2003/04 Upper Deck Basketball “Exquisite Collection” Unopened Hobby Box: $105,780
  • Lot 511 2004-05 Panini “Mega Cracks” Third Edition Unopened Box – Possible Lionel Messi Rookie Cards! – BBCE Certified: $87,330
  • Lot 504 2002-03 Panini “Mega Craques” Futebol Portugal Unopened Box (36 Packs) – Possible Cristiano Ronaldo Rookie Cards!: $81,180
  • 2005-06 Sidney Crosby Rookie Season Game Used & Photo Matched Pittsburgh Penguins Black Road Jersey – Photo Matched To 5 Games Including 1/2/06 Vs. The Toronto Maple Leafs (MeiGray): $62,730

About Goldin Auctions:
Goldin Auctions is the leading marketplace for trading cards, sports memorabilia and other collectibles. Founder Ken Goldin has sold more than $1 billion in memorabilia from many of the biggest names in sports, history, and pop culture. The company routinely sets records for the most expensive trading cards and other memorabilia ever sold. Lifelong collectors and new hobbyists alike trust Goldin Auctions because the company professionally authenticates everything it sells. Goldin Auctions is the official auction partner of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, The Jackie Robinson Foundation and the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum. For more information, visit GoldinAuctions.com. Learn more at www.goldinauctions.com, on Twitter and Instagram.

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