The Goldin Auctions 2020 Summer Auction, is now open for preview only and will be open for bidding on Monday June 22 through July 18 at GoldinAuctions.com. The auction includes multiple collections all in one Huge Auction Event. The auction features a 310-lot Michael Jordan Auction; a 113-lot Kobe Bryant Hall of Fame Announcement Auction, a 33-Lot Mike Trout Collection and 81 lots of memorabilia from the collection of late New York Yankees great Gene “Stick” Michael; plus more than 1500 lots of assorted sports, entertainment and historical memorabilia.
Among the highlights of the Michael Jordan Auction are: 7 game-used Michael Jordan jerseys; five pairs of game-used sneakers; 29 Basketballs Signed by Michael Jordan including multiple Team Signed Basketballs from UNC and the Chicago Bulls, as well as other with superstars like Kobe, LeBron James, Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman. The auction also includes 27 Jerseys that have Michael Jordan’s signature as well as a variety of rare trading cards from the 1980’s to present day inserts.
The auction also features Kobe Bryant Hall of Fame Announcement Auction – 113-lots of Kobe Bryant memorabilia which includes Kobe Bryant’s 2000 NBA Championship ring that he gifted to his father, former NBA player, Joe Bryant. Another unique piece of history the auction includes is the cast Kobe wore when he broke his wrist in 1999. The Auction also includes 14 Basketballs Signed by Kobe Bryant, 6 Game Used jerseys, and an impressive 23 jerseys containing Kobe Bryant’s signature.
The Mike Trout Collection is a 33-lot segment of the auction including a 2009 Mike Trout Bowman Chrome Prospects Auto RC Card with a PSA 10 GEM MINT grade, the highest graded example. The collection also features 16 graded rookie cards as well as several game-used bats and jerseys.
Here are some highlights of the Goldin Auctions 2020 Summer Auction. The entire catalog is now open at GoldinAuctions.com.
Lot #7 – 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Signed Rookie Card – A Stunning Artifact, Bearing His PSA/DNA GEM MT 10 Signature! – Encapsulated and assessed “Authentic” by PSA, with Autograph Grade GEM MT 10 by PSA/DNA. Hall of Famer, in his Topps Rookie Card appearance.
Lot #12 – 2003-04 UD “Exquisite Collection” #78 LeBron James Signed Rookie Card (#14/23) – “Rookie Patch Parallel” (RPP) – BGS GEM MINT 9.5/BGS 10 – The card’s BGS condition report: Centering: 9.5, Corners: 9, Edges: 9.5, Surface: 9.5. A congratulatory statement on the card’s back attests to the authenticity of the signature and genuineness of the patch component, and serves as Upper Deck’s COA. The limited-edition piece is serial-numbered “14/23.” Gem Mint condition.
Lot #14 – 2004/05 UD Exquisite Collection Patch Parallel Autographs #5-AP LeBron James Signed Patch Card (#1/1) – BGS NM-MT+ 8.5/BGS 10 – The card’s BGS condition report: Centering 9.5, Corners 8.5, Edges 8.5, Surface 8. A congratulatory statement on the card’s back attests to the authenticity of the signature and genuineness of the patch component, and serves as Upper Deck’s COA. The elite, limited-edition piece is serial-numbered “1/1.”
Lot 48 – 2013 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks #AJ Aaron Judge Superfractors Signed Rookie Card (#1/1) – BGS GEM MINT 9.5/BGS 10 – The card’s BGS condition report: Centering: 10, Corners: 9, Edges: 9.5, Surface: 10. A caption on the card’s front declares, “Topps Certified Autograph Issue,” attesting to the authenticity of the signature and serving as Topps’ COA. The wholly unique, limited-edition piece is serial-numbered “1/1.”
THE MICHAEL JORDAN AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS
Lot #1 – 1997-98 Michael Jordan Eastern Conference Finals Game Used Chicago Bulls Road Jersey Photo Matched To Games 3 & 4 vs Pacers (Bulls LOA, MeiGray & Sports Investors)- Famous “Last Dance” Jersey – Offered here is one of the premier Michael Jordan game used jerseys ever offered. This road Chicago Bulls jersey has been photo matched to Games 3 & 4 of the 1998 Eastern Conference Finals’ games played at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis by Sports Investors Authentication and the MeiGray Group.
Lot #2 – 1984-85 Michael Jordan Rookie Season Game Used & Dual Signed Pair of Air Jordan I Sneakers (MEARS, Bulls Trainer LOA & PSA/DNA) – These game used and signed Michael Jordan rookie sneakers comes with full LOA from MEARS (315001), and individual LOAs from PSA/DNA (AA07832 & AA00783) for his signatures. There is also a letter of provenance from Bulls/Bucks trainer.
Lot #9, 10 & 19 – Three Different 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan GEM MINT 10 Graded Rookie Cards
Lot #11 – 1986/87 Fleer Basketball Unopened Wax Box (36 Packs) – BBCE Certified – Presented here is a full and complete wax box of 1986/87 Fleer basketball cards.
Lot #13 – 2004/05 UD Exquisite Collection Patch Parallel #4-AP Michael Jordan Signed Game Used Patch Card (#1/1) – BGS NM-MT+ 8.5/BGS 10 – The elite, limited-edition piece is serial-numbered “1/1.”
Lot #123 – 1976 Michael Jordan Signed Babe Ruth League Parkers Food Store Team Signed Baseball (PSA/DNA & Coach LOA) – This offered Little League Horsehide Cover stamped baseball was signed in 1976 when Jordan was playing in a Babe Ruth League in Wilmington, North Carolina for Parkers Food Store. Jordan, along with the rest of his teammates, signed this ball to his coach Richard Neher.
Lot #125 – 1977-78 Michael Jordan Game Used First Baseman Glove from Babe Ruth League (Coach LOA & PSA/DNA) – In the mid-to-late 1970’s, Michael Jordan played baseball during the summer and offered here is the very first baseman’s glove he used during the 1977-78 Babe Ruth League season. A historic glove and it comes with a LOA from Jordan’s coach Richard Neher and a LOA from PSA/DNA (1G00619) for the game use.
Lot # 141 – 1984-85 Star #101 Michael Jordan Rookie Card – BGS MINT 9 – The Star #101 Michael Jordan Rookie Card is notorious for centering problems and other physical issues that make the MINT 9 grade so difficult to achieve. Naturally, specimens of this desirable card graded MINT 9 or above are exclusive pieces, and they are very seldom made available for sale in the industry. A superb item from every perspective! Mint condition.
Lot # 160 & 171 – 1986-87 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan Signed Rookie Cards Graded 8 NM-MT+ & 9 MINT – Two scarce signed examples of the highly sought after Michael Jordan rookie card bearing NM-MT+ and MINT grades for the signatures.
KOBE BRYANT AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS
Lot 3 – 2000 Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers NBA Championship Ring 14K-40 Diamonds -Laker Issued Player Ring Gifted by Kobe to Joe Bryant (Pam Bryant LOA) – The 14K gold 2000 Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers NBA championship ring gifted by Kobe to his father Joe “Jellybean” Bryant, who played eight seasons in the NBA and recorded a career scoring average of 8.7 points per game. Obviously proud of winning his very first NBA Championship, Kobe ordered an extra copy of the majestic ring he was issued to give to his father, Joe Bryant, as a special gift. This ring is in Kobe’s ring size 11 ½ and weighs approximately 59.6 grams. This exquisite ring features a total of 40 diamonds, including five larger round diamonds on either side of the face, which displays “LAKERS” filled with purple enamel. “WORLD CHAMPIONS” reads in relief lettering. The NBA league logo centers one side, with the name “BRYANT” at the top and the number “8” at the bottom.
Lot 580 – 2004/05 UD Exquisite Collection Black #16 Kobe Bryant (#1/1) – BGS MINT 9 – Beloved superstar Kobe Bryant demonstrates championship form on the obverse of this wholly unique “1 of 1” collectible. The elegantly designed “Exquisite Condition” item stands as a modern rarity that fittingly honors its subject’s legend.
Lot 20 – 1996/97 Topps Chrome Refractors #138 Kobe Bryant Rookie Card – PSA GEM MT 10 – Among a total of just over 400 copies recorded in PSA’s census reporting, barely fifteen percent have been awarded this unimprovable grading assessment.
Lot 408 – 1997-98 Kobe Bryant All-Star Game Used & Photo Matched Warm Up Jersey With Shorts (Sports Investors Authentication) – In only his second season, teenager Kobe Bryant was selected to play in the NBA All-Star Game. This was his first of what would be 18 selections in his Hall of Fame Career. Offered here is a warmup jersey and shorts issued to and worn by Kobe Bryant for the 1998 All-Star Game Weekend. The jersey and shorts come with a LOA from Sports Investors Authentication for the use by Kobe during the 1998 All-Star Game Weekend.
Lot 418 – 1999 Kobe Bryant Worn and Signed Cast From When Bryant Broke His Wrist During Pre-Season Game (PSA/DNA) – Offered in this lot is the wrist-to-elbow cast worn by Kobe Bryant during his recovery from the hand fracture sustained against the Wizards. The cast shows heavy wear as the Class of 2020 Hall of Famer continued to run conditioning and rehabilitation drills during his recovery. Bryant has signed the cast in black marker. The cast comes with a LOA from PSA/DNA (B89905).
Lot 461 – Kobe Bryant Ultra Limited New Era Purple Diamond Cashmere Hat With 5 Genuine Diamonds and Gold Snakeskin from “The 24 Collection” Made in Honor of Kobe Bryant’s Retirement LE 2/8 – Only 8 Made
Lot 587 – 2003-04 UD “Exquisite Collection” Limited Logos #KB Kobe Bryant Signed Game Used Patch Card (#09/75) – BGS NM 7/BGS 9 – Encapsulated and graded NM 7 by BGS, with signature graded “9” by Beckett. Hall of Famer. Kobe Bryant has rendered a vivid blue ink signature on the obverse of this premium collectible; the card front also showcases a game worn, multicolored letter-segment jersey swatch relic.
Lot 589 – 2003-04 UD “Exquisite Collection” Noble Nameplates #KB Kobe Bryant Signed Game Used Patch Card (#07/25) – BGS NM+ 7.5/BGS 10 – Kobe Bryant has placed a robust, blue ink signature on the obverse of this premium collectible. Its card front presentation also incorporates a multi-color, game worn jersey patch relic. The card’s BGS condition report: Centering: 9.5, Corners: 7, Edges: 9, Surface: 9. The limited-edition piece is serial-numbered “07/25.”
Lot 291 – Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James Triple Signed Basketball (UDA and JSA) - Offered here is a premier Spalding basketball that has been signed by all three greats. All three legends have signed their names on individual panels with Michael Jordan’s signature in black marker on the panel below the “NBA ALL SURFACE” silver logo panel. They are three of the greatest basketball players of the last 30 years – Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.
Lot 413 – 2001 Kobe Bryant Game Used and Signed NBA Finals Los Angeles Lakers Warm Up Jacket (Lakers LOA) – Bryant wore this yellow home Los Angeles Lakers warm up jacket during the 2001 NBA Finals Lakers’ home games (1 & 2). The back of the jacket has “LAKERS” sewn on in purple and white tackle twill. Bryant has signed his name in black marker above the Lakers’ logo on the upper left chest. This jacket comes with a LOA from the Lakers.
Lot 417 – 2012 Kobe Bryant Game Used and Signed Nike Zoom VII Sneakers Worn on March 9, 2012 Against Minnesota Timberwolves – 34 Point Game (Panini) – Los Angeles Lakers icon Kobe Bryant wore these Nike Zoom VII sneakers on March 9th, 2012, during a road tilt against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. Bryant led all scorers with 34 points, adding 4 rebounds, an assist, and a steal in Los Angeles’ 105-102 road win. The sneakers are size 14, and Bryant has signed both shoes in black marker on the outside Nike swooshes. These sneakers have been certified by Panini, who have covered both the game use and signatures.
Lot 421 – 2006 Kobe Bryant Signed Scorer’s Report from 81 Point Game on January 22, 2006 (Beckett 9 MINT) – This incredible official NBA scoring report comes from the night when Kobe accomplished one if his greatest feats. The 8×10-inch white paper contains all of the official scoring from the contest on January 22, 2006 and was only available to media reporters onsite as well as employees, players and staff at the Staples Center on this night. In addition to the rarity of this score sheet, this one comes signed in black marker by Kobe Bryant. The signature has been encapsulated and authenticated by Beckett Authentication.
MIKE TROUT COLLECTION HIGHLIGHTS
Lot 15 – 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects #BDPP89 Mike Trout (Orange Refractor) Signed Rookie Card (#09/25) – PSA GEM MT 10 – Graded GEM MT 10 by PSA, the lone example placed at that company’s highest tier. A super-premium Rookie Card, and clearly one of the single most significant Trout rookies in the hobby. https://goldinauctions.com/2009_Bowman_Chrome_Draft_Prospects__BDPP89_Mike_Tr-LOT57500.aspx
Lot 512 – 2009 Bowman Chrome #BDPP89 Mike Trout Yellow Printing Plate Rookie Card (#1/1) – A caption on the card’s front declares, “Topps Certified Autograph Issue,” attesting to the authenticity of the signature and serving as Topps’ COA. The elite, limited-edition piece is serial-numbered “1/1.”
GENE STICK MICHAEL COLLECTION HIGHLIGHTS
Lot 88 – 1973 Thurman Munson Game Used New York Yankees Road Jersey (Sports Investors Authentication & Gene “Stick” Michael Family Provenance) – Originating from the collection of longtime Yankee player and executive Gene “Stick” Michael, this 1973 New York Yankees road jersey was personally collected by Michael and belonged to teammate and fellow Kent State Alumni Thurman Munson. The jersey features the navy and white “NEW YORK” across the chest and “MUNSON 73 SET 3” embroidered onto a grey nameplate in the jerseys collar. Munson’s iconic number “15” is sewn on the back in the same navy and white tackle twill. This jersey is accompanied by a LOA from Sports Investors Authentication and a letter of provenance from the family of Gene “Stick” Michael.
Lot 99 – 1999 New York Yankees World Series Trophy Presented to Gene “Stick” Michael – this is an actual Yankees championship Commissioner’s trophy presented to Gene Michael, which was awarded to the former Yankee player, coach, manager and general manager following the 1999 Fall Classic. The oversized prize is set upon a 7 ¼ -inch diameter base, which contains a gold band reading, “WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS – NEW YORK YANKEES 1999 GENE MICHAEL.”
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, 2009 Bowman Chrome Mike Trout Prospects Red Refractor – BGS 9.5 for $922,500 the record for a Modern Baseball Card, several 2003-04 Exquisite LOGOMAN Cards featuring LeBron James for $900,000 the record for any Basketball card, 2003-04 LeBron James Game Used Rookie Jersey for $392,500 the highest paid for a LeBron James Rookie Jersey, the Mike Piazza Post-9/11 home run jersey for $365,000, and the 1979-80 Wayne Gretzky PSA GEM MT 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.