Goldin Auctions 2019 Summer Auction is now in progress, with 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.
Mike Trout is in a heated battle with Pokemon. Not for the MVP, but rather as the highest priced item in the Goldin Auctions 2019 Summer Premium Catalog Auction. As of Wednesday, July 7 at Noon, the latest bid on Trout’s 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects #BDPP89 (Orange Refractor) Signed Rookie Card (#18/25) – BGS GEM MINT 9.5/BGS 10 is $87,000 while the 1999 Pokemon First Edition PSA GEM MT 10 Complete Set (103) Featuring #4 Charizard Example is at $82,000. Featuring more than 1,500 lots of sports, entertainment and historical memorabilia, the auction is open through Saturday, August 10 at GoldinAuctions.com.
In addition to the Trout’s 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects Orange Refractor Signed Rookie Card, there are three other Trout rookie season cards with bids currently exceeding $10,000 including: a 2009 Bowman Sterling Prospects BGS PRISTINE Black Label 10/Auto 10 (current bid: $14,000); a 2009 Bowman Sterling Propsects Gold Refractors Signed Rookie Card (#05/50) BGS GEM MINT 10/BGS 10 (current bid: $12,000); and a 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects #BDPP89 Mike Trout (Refractors) Signed Rookie Card (#373/500) BGS GEM MINT 10/BGS 10 (current bid &11,000). Additionally, a 2018 Trout game-used jersey is currently at $9,000
“As Mike Trout continues to build his Hall of Fame career, collectors are fervently searching for some of his rare cards,” said Ken Goldin, Founder of Goldin Auctions. “It seems like a Trout card sets a new record in every one of our auctions.”
Here’s a look at tome of the highlights of the auction. The complete catalog is available at GoldinAuctions.com.
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.