Goldin’s Boxing Auction Ends July 12, 2023

Goldin, the leading collectible marketplace, announces a new auction featuring a collection of carefully curated boxing memorabilia to spotlight the history of the sport and to commemorate some of the greatest boxers of all-time. The auction prominently features rare items from former heavyweight champion boxer Muhammad Ali and World Champion Jack Johnson.   Goldin’s  June Boxing Auction Ends July 12, 2023.   Bid, view and register for the auction at goldin.co.

A variety of highly sought-after items spanning the 21-year career of Muhammad Ali, often referred to as the greatest boxer of all time, will be on sale through the auction. Ali’s legacy as a fighter inside and outside the ring is unimpeachable, as he was known for his political activism in addition to being one of the most impressive athletes in American history. This auction includes a one-of-a-kind ring owned by Ali, which officially commemorates his third heavyweight boxing championship. The ring is one of the most important pieces of Ali memorabilia ever put up for auction and Goldin expects bidder interest to be fiercely competitive and it could sell for an estimated $100,000.

In addition, the auction features a number of one-of-a-kind items that Ali gifted to his personal chef, Michael Holdridge. The collection includes Ali’s personally owned Quran that he drew a landscape on and inscribed “To Mike.” There are also a variety of boxing illustrations by Ali, which showcase his passion for the sport and include his flowing signature on each piece.

The auction also includes over 750 items from Jack Johnson, who is revered as one of the most iconic athletes in boxing. Historians have noted that Johnson helped usher in the Civil Rights movement by being the first Black heavyweight champion nearly 40 years before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball. After Johnson defeated Canadian Tommy Burns in 1908, he became an international celebrity, retaining the World Champion title until 1915. Presented in this auction is the largest photo collection ever assembled from Johnson’s historic career including a number of original photos, news-service photos, cabinet photos, snapshots and postcards that tell the tale of Johnson’s life and times.

“This collection truly encapsulates the history of boxing and the incredible athletes that made the sport what it is,” said Goldin Executive Chairman and Founder Ken Goldin. “We’re proud to showcase our biggest boxing sale to date with a wealth of items which celebrate legendary boxers who overcame adversity both personally and professionally, paving the way for the next generation of star athletes ahead of them.”

With more than 1,000 items overall, the entire collection is predicted to sell for over $1 million total. Other boxing items up for sale include:

Highlights Include:

  • 1978 Muhammad Ali’s Personal Three-Times Heavyweight Champion Ring – Muhammad Ali LOA, JSA, PSA/DNA
  • Circa 1898-1900 Jim Jeffries Used, Photo-Matched American Flag Sash Belt – Craig Hamilton LOP
  • Marvin Hart Signed Cut – PSA/DNA MINT 9
  • Massive Muhammad Ali Drawing with Crowd, Ring and Signature – 24 x 16 – Beckett LOA
  • Muhammad Ali Personally Owned, Signed, Inscribed “To Mike” Quran – Featuring Landscape Drawing On Inside Cover – Beckett LOA, Holdridge LOP
  • Jack Johnson Signed Jack Dempsey Postcard – PSA/DNA
  • 1997 Brown’s Boxing #51 Floyd Mayweather Jr. Signed Rookie Card – PSA MINT 9, PSA/DNA Certified
  • Jack Johnson Signed, Inscribed “Former Heavyweight Champion” Album Page – PSA/DNA Authentic
  • Jack Johnson Signed, Inscribed Album Page Cut 4.5 x 5.5 – PSA/DNA Authentic, JSA LOA
  • Muhammad Ali Personally Owned Signed Everlast Boxing Shorts – Beckett LOA, Holdridge LOP
  • Muhammad Ali Signed Everlast Right Hand Boxing Glove – Featuring Hand Drawn Boxing Ring With Crowd – Beckett LOA
  • Jack Johnson Signed, Inscribed, Personalized Album Page Cut 9 x 5.5 – PSA/DNA Authentic, LOA

The expansive auction is currently open and the items will be available for bidding through July 12, 2023. Goldin is always actively accepting consignments for future auctions. To inquire about consigning items, email sell@goldin.co.

Over the years, Goldin has built a strong reputation as the leading collectibles marketplace. Ken Goldin and his team have brokered over $1.5 billion worth of sales of rare and highly sought-after collectible items across categories including the recent $7.25 million Honus Wagner T-206 trading card sale and much more.

About Goldin:
Goldin 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 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. For more information, visit Goldin.co. Learn more at goldin.co, on Twitter and Instagram.

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