Goldin Auctions March Premium Auction Breaks Records for Golf & Soccer Trading Cards, Closes $38.2 Million in Total Sales

Goldin Auctions, the leading marketplace for collectibles and trading cards, announces that its March Premium Auction has broken several world records and sold a total of $38.2 million in trading cards and collectibles. The auction sales total is the industry’s second-highest ever, behind only the company’s Winter Auction, which closed March 7 and sold $45.2 million worth of items.

During the auction, the company set records for the highest-ever sale price for any soccer card, $555,960 for a 1979 Diego Maradona Rookie Card, as well as the highest sale price ever for a golf card, $369,000 for a 2001 Tiger Woods Signed Rookie Card. In addition, the auction smashing the record for the highest price ever for a trading card of Hollywood superstar and former University of Miami football player Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. A 1994 card featuring Johnson, which was previously owned by producer Timbaland, sold for $81,180, shattering the previous high of $45,100 paid for this same card in February.

“LeBron James, Jordan, Brady, Mantle — those names are always going to be huge fan draws and their cards and memorabilia will continue to command major prices,” said Founder and Executive Chairman Ken Goldin. “But what we’re seeing now is equal enthusiasm for memorabilia and cards from soccer, golf and wrestling stars, which is something we hadn’t seen in the past. As the hobby continues to open up to a younger and more international audience we’re likely to see more records be broken across sports!”

Additional notable items from this auction include:

In March, Goldin Auctions announced a new integration with the Winklevoss-owned  cryptocurrency exchange and custodian, Gemini. The agreement enables users to buy and sell trading cards and other collectibles with Bitcoin and Ethereum. With the close of its Winter Auction, the company also recently announced that it surpassed its entire 2020 year in sales just three months into the year. So far this year, the company has already done over $130 million in sales.

Goldin Auctions is actively accepting consignments for its Monthly Card Auctions and Goldin Elite Auction. To inquire about consigning items, email

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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 Learn more at, on Twitter and Instagram.

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