Goldin Auctions 2019 Summer Auction is now in progress, with the Live Auction ending on August 1, 2019 (Lots 1-82) and the Catalog auction ending on August 10, 2019 (lots 83-1604) . Included in the 1,600-lot auction are amazing pieces of game worn jerseys, high-end single signed baseballs, graded cards and much more. The auction is in progress at GoldinAuctions.com.
With thousands of passionate collectors convening in Chicago at the National Sports Collectors Convention during the first week of August, it’s not surprising that Goldin Auctions’ annual live auction is loaded with historic collectibles of Chicago athletes. The most iconic lot up for bids includes both of the gloves worn by Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo when they combined for the final putout of the 2016 Word Series. With an opening bid of $250,000 for the pair, it’s expected to set a record for modern day baseball gloves.
In addition to the gloves, the live auction also features three historic Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls jerseys including: a 1997-98 game-worn NBA Playoff road jersey; a 1984-85 rookie season game-worn road jersey; and a true “one-of-a-kind”, the Bulls home white jersey Jordan held up at his introductory press conference on 9/12/84 after signing his rookie contract with the Bulls. Although it was not worn on the court, it was truly Jordan’s “first” Bulls jersey.
The Goldin Auctions 2019 Summer Premium Live & Catalog Auction, featuring more than 1,600 lots of sports, entertainment and historical memorabilia is open for bidding beginning on July 8 at GoldinAuctions.com. Lots #1-82 will be sold during a live auction on August 1 during the National Sports Collectors’ Convention, while the remaining lots will remain open for bidding online through August 10.
Here’s a look at tome of the highlights of the auction. The complete catalog is available at GoldinAuctions.com.
LIVE AUCTION (August 1)
Lot #39 – Kris Bryant & Anthony Rizzo World Series Game Used & Signed Pair of Rawlings Fielder’s Glove Used for Game 7 Final Out (MLB Authenticated & Fanatics) — Bryant’s right-handed Rawlings PRO200-6K model glove, used to field that last ground ball off the bat of Cleveland’s Michael Martinez is a tan glove with “Kris Bryant” embroidered in blue on the outer thumb. Bryant signed his name in black marker on the lower outside thumb below the “R” patch. He inscribed vertically on the outer webbing “2016 World Series Champs” and “Last Out!!”. Rizzo’s historic glove, which caught the final out of the game, is all black with blue laces. His left-handed Rawlings PROCMHO model glove is 12 ¾ inches with “Anthony Rizzo” embroidered in blue along the outside of the thumb. Rizzo has signed his name in silver marker on the palm and inscribed “2016 World Series Game Used” and “Game 7 last out”. Both gloves display heavy game use, and both come with holograms from MLB Authenticated and Fanatics.
Lot #4 – 1916-17 Honus Wagner Game Used Louisville Slugger Model 125 Bat – Only Known Wagner Authenticated Player Era Game Used Signature Model 125 Bat (PSA/DNA GU 8.5) — This stunning bat, which has never been offered at auction, is one of only two Wagner non-40K Louisville Slugger bats that have ever been graded. It is also the only Wagner 125 model that features his signature on the barrel and is the only known 125 signature model to be graded by PSA/DNA. To put this in perspective, there are over 50 Wagner T206 cards that have been graded. The Louisville Slugger Museum concurs with the PSA/DNA opinion that this is a bat ordered by Wagner during his final two seasons (1916-17) in the majors.
Lot #28 — Michael Jordan’s First Ever Bulls Jersey Photo Matched to Jordan Holding Following Signing First Contract with Bulls-9/12/84 (Sports Investors Authentication) — Rod Thorn presented Jordan with this very jersey after signing his first Bulls contract. This jersey, is in excellent condition with the letters and numbers still pristine with no chipping or fading. It has been photo matched to the introductory press conference from September 12th, 1984 by Sports Investors Authentication, who have provided a LOA.
Lot #35 – 1997-98 Michael Jordan Playoffs Game Used & Signed Chicago Bulls Road Jersey Photo Matched To 5/10/1998 (Bulls LOA, Resolution Photomatching & UDA) — This red Bulls road jersey was worn during his last, triumphant season with Chicago. It is photo matched to the Bulls 94-80 victory in Game 4 of the 1998 Eastern Conference Semi-Finals against the Charlotte Hornets. Jordan led all scorers with 31 points, adding three rebounds and four assists as the Bulls took a commanding 3-1 series lead. Chicago would close out the series in five games three days later.
Lot #41 – Christy Mathewson Signed ONL Heydler Baseball with Lou Gehrig & Frank Frisch (JSA) – Mathewson signed his name in bold black pen across the sweet spot. Handwritten below his signature is “Sept. 30, 1921”. The stampings on this 1920-24 era Spalding ball are still clear and it has red and blue stitching
Lot #42 – Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball (PSA/DNA GEM MT 10) — The original owner of this ball has carefully recorded the circumstances surrounding how it was obtained by inscribing “Houston Texas 7-10-47 Buffalos Stadium” on one side panel and “Game Between Houston + Fort Worth Score 1 to 1 11 innings.” A perusal of newspapers from that time show that the Babe was touring the Southwest as the advisor for the American Legion baseball program.
Lot #47 – 1949 Pee Wee Reese Game Used & Photo Matched Brooklyn Dodgers Home Jersey Palm Beach Variant Photo Matched To 7/4/49 & 8/23/49 Games-HR Jersey (Resolution Photo-matching, SGC Superior & MEARS A10) — While at first glance it appears to be the iconic home flannel, this jersey is unique in that it is of the “Palm Beach” style. The scarcity of this style jersey cannot be overstated as to date this is the only surviving “Palm Beach” Dodgers jersey in the hobby and it is also the earliest known game used Reese jersey known. This jersey has also been photo matched by Resolution Photo-matching to July 4 and August 23, 1949 in which Reese hit a home run in the second game of the double-header on July 4.
CATALOG AUCTION (closing August 10)
Lot #83 — 1955 Jackie Robinson Game Used World Series Bat (PSA/DNA GU 9.5 & Letter of Provenance)- Fresh to the Hobby — This Hillerich & Bradsby R115 is un-cracked and shows outstanding use. There is some checking from repeated ball contact found on the back barrel which has been stabilized as well as numerous ball marks on the left, back and right barrel, the majority grouped on the left side. The model number “R115” is stamped into the knob end. The stamping of the signature on the barrel and the center brand are dark and clear on the warm brown ash surface of the bat. Weighting in at 34.5 ounces and measuring 35 inches, this bat matches the R115 models ordered by Robinson during the 1955 and 1956 seasons, with the nod given to 1955 due to the provenance. The bat comes with a LOA from PSA/DNA for the game use and has been graded a near-perfect GU 9.5.
Lot #93 – 1910 E98 “Set of 30” Ty Cobb, Red – SGC MINT+ 9.5 — “E”-Caramel cards from this series, made by an anonymous national producer to accompany candy, are highly sought-after period collectibles. This exceptionally rare card depicts Cobb in a tinted black-and-white photograph set against a blazing red background. This is among the very finest E98 Cobb examples in the hobby, in exemplary Mint-plus condition
Lot #107 – 2003-04 “Ultimate Collection” #127 LeBron James Signed Rookie Card (#005/250) – BGS PRISTINE 10/BGS 10 – The card’s BGS condition report: Centering 9.5, Corners 10, Edges 10, Surface 10. The limited-edition piece is serial-numbered “005/250.” An extremely significant James commemorative, in Pristine condition.
Lot #103 – 1999 Pokemon 1st Edition PSA GEM MT 10 Complete Set (103) Featuring #4 Charizard Example — Presented is a 103-card complete set of 1999 Pokemon First Edition non-sports cards. Each card has been graded GEM MT 10 by PSA. While the cards have rounded corners, they are still very difficult to attain in GEM MINT condition. Demand for this set in high-grade continues to grow. As a point of reference on value, a similar-conditioned complete set of these (all in PSA GEM MT 10!) sold for nearly $100,000 in Goldin Auctions’ December 2017 Holiday sale.
Lot #101 – 1993 Upper Deck SP Foil #279 Derek Jeter Rookie Card – SGC GEM MINT 10 -The most widely pursued baseball rookie card of an entire generation. Among a total of 2,189 copies in SGC’s census reporting, just two specimens, in total, have achieved this tier of this incredibly condition-sensitive collectible.
Lot #109 – 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects #BDPP89 Mike Trout (Orange Refractor) Signed Rookie Card (#18/25) – 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. The card’s BGS condition report: Centering: 9.5, Corners: 9.5, Edges: 9.5, Surface: 9.5. An equivalently graded example fetched $186,580 in Goldin Auctions’ Winter, 2019 Auction, making it the most valuable Orange Refractor Trout collectible ever sold at auction.
Lot #113 – Oprah Winfrey “One Voice” Painting By Artist Jeffery Dread With 38 Celebrity Signatures – Proceeds Benefiting Innovating Health International (Beckett) — A spectacular painting of Oprah Winfrey by the renowned artist Jeffery Dread signed by 38 celebrities and musicians with 10% of the sale price from the sale of this item going directly to Innovating Health International – a non-profit organization dedicated to treating cancer and addressing women’s health issues in Haiti and Malawi. Includes the signatures of Dr. Maya Angelou, Sean Penn, Morgan Freeman, Jamie Foxx, Dr. Phil, Sarah Ferguson the Duchess of York, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Eva Longoria, Lionel Richie, Sylvester Stallone, Cuba Gooding Jr., Tyson Beckford, Danny Glover, Usher, Shakira, Wyclef Jean, Jaid Barrymore, Sheryl Crow, Kelly Osbourne, David Blaine, Norah Jones, Heather Mills, Kwame Raoul, Boris Becker, Quincy Jones, Jay Leno, John Legend, Kirsten Dunst, Garcelle Beauvais, Enrique Iglesias, Peter Beard, Howie Mandell, Debbie Mazar, Won G, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Clark Duncan, Josh Hartnett, and Sean Bean. T.
Lot #114 – Bob Dylan Signed & Handwritten “Like a Rolling Stone” Lyrics (Agent LOA) – This handwritten lyric sheet comes with a LOA from Jeff Rosen, President of the Bob Dylan Music Company, who states that “In 2017 Dylan handwrote and signed his lyrics on a rare and limited basis.
- Lot #35: 1997-98 Michael Jordan Playoffs Game Used & Signed Chicago Bulls Road Jersey Photo Matched To 5/10/1998 (Bulls LOA, Resolution Photomatching & UDA)
- Lot #42: Unmatched and Spectacular Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball (PSA/DNA GEM MT 10)
- Lot #47: 1949 Pee Wee Reese Game Used & Photo Matched Brooklyn Dodgers Home Jersey Palm Beach Variant Photo Matched To 7/4/1949 & 8/23/49 Games-HR Jersey! (Resolution Photomatching, SGC Superior & MEARS A10)
- Lot #3: 1938 Jimmie Foxx American League MVP Season Game Used Hillerich & Bradsby “His 4-8-38” Pro Model Bat – One Of The Finest Foxx Bats Ever Offered! (PSA/DNA GU 9)
- Lot #107: 2003-04 “Ultimate Collection” #127 LeBron James Signed Rookie Card (#005/250) – BGS PRISTINE 10/BGS 10
- Lot #97: 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Rookie Card – PSA EX-MT 6
- Lot #41: Christy Mathewson Signed ONL Heydler Baseball With Lou Gehrig & Frank Frisch (JSA)
- Lot #49: 1969-1970 Reggie Jackson Game Used, Photo Matched & Signed Oakland A’s Road Jersey Vest (Jackson LOA & Sports Investors Authentication)
- Lot #89:John Havlicek’s Personal NBA’s 50 Greatest Players Signed Lithograph In 34×48 Framed Display (Havlicek 1/1) (Havliceck & PSA/DNA)
About Goldin Auctions
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 a Honus Wagner T206 card for a public sale record $3.12 million, Babe Ruth’s 1918 contract for a record $1.02 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. Goldin Auctions is the official auction partner of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Jackie Robinson Foundation and the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum. For more information, visit www.goldinauctions.com.