Amid a period of unparalleled interest in trading cards, collectibles and memorabilia, more than 75,000 bids were placed during Goldin’s latest auction. The number of bids is a new record for the company and all were placed as part of Goldin’s February Sports & Pop Culture Auction.
In addition to the massive number of bids, the auction also took in $23 million in sales and set several records for individual item prices, headlined legendary athletes and rapidly rising stars. Most notably, a 2006 Futera Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton card sold for $312,000, setting a new all-time high for any F1 card.
Additional rare, valuable and record-breaking items from the auction included:
1975 Topps baseball complete set, featuring Reggie Jackson, Hank Aaron and Pete Rose cards, sold for a whopping $600,000, an all-time record for this set.
2020-21 Immaculate Collection Luka Doncic card graded NM-MT 8 sold for $192,000, an all-time record for any Luka Doncic non-rookie card.
2020 Metal Universe Sidney Crosby card graded PSA NM-MT 8 sold for $164,400, the highest-sale for any Sidney Crosby card of all-time.
2019 Topps Chrome Bundesliga Erling Haaland card graded PSA GEM MT 10 sold for $158,400, an all-time record for this card.
2021 Bowman Draft Marcelo Mayer card graded PSA MINT 9 sold for $132,000, an all-time record for any Marcelo Mayor card.
1981 Topps Joe Montana graded PSA GEM MT 10 sold for $103,200, an all-time record for any Joe Montana card.
“While the final price realized is a good measure of how popular an item is, an equally important way to judge how sought after something is is the number of bids it receives,” said Goldin Executive Chairman and Founder Ken Goldin. “A healthy amount of bids in an auction signals overall good health in a business and an industry. A stratospheric, record-breaking number of bids like the 75,000-plus that we just saw suggests that we’re still nowhere close to the ceiling in terms of interest in the hobby. 2022 is already off to a hot start and we can’t wait to see what’s next.”
Goldin has built a reputation as the trusted leader in trading cards, memorabilia and collectibles. The company is also actively accepting consignments for future auctions. To inquire about consigning items, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Goldin is the leading collectibles marketplace. Founder Ken Goldin has sold more than $1.4 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 because the company professionally authenticates everything it sells. Goldin 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. Learn more at goldin.co, and on Twitter and Instagram.