Goldin’s Current Elite Auction Ends December 2, 2023. The auction is headlined by rare graded cards from all sports, rare autographs, rare game used jerseys and much more! Collect the biggest names in sports history! Bid, view and register for the auction at goldin.co.
One-of-a-Kind 1965 Joe Namath Rookie Card Photo That Could Likewise Reach Over $200,000
Goldin, the leading collectibles marketplace, announces the record-breaking sale of a Michael Jordan Type 1 Original Photo for $225,000 – making it the most expensive Jordan photo ever sold and topping the previous record of $175,000.
“Michael Jordan Type 1 photo sales set the bar high – consistently shattering their own records,” said Ken Goldin, Founder and CEO of Goldin. “The Jordan photo and all Type 1 photos are iconic pieces of history that provide a new avenue into the sports collectibles universe. We’re excited about the insane demand we’ve been seeing and think that Jordan’s Type 1 photos are really setting a new standard.”
Following the new record, which demonstrates the increasing industry demand for these first-generation prints derived from original negatives, Goldin is announcing its new NovemberElite Auction, featuring the company’s most comprehensive collection yet of Type 1 original photos from a variety of sports, athletes and eras.
The most notable item hitting the auction block this month is also expected to sell for more than $200,000 – the 1965 Joe Namath Rookie Card Type 1 original photo. According to PSA/DNA authenticator Henry Yee, it is regarded as “the single most important football Type 1 photo in the hobby.”
“Namath’s rookie card is the gridiron equivalent of Mickey Mantle’s 1952 Topps rookie,” said Khyber Oser, Director of Vintage Memorabilia and Photography at Goldin. “Both are the ultimate postwar card of their sport—and the most valuable in high grade. But if you think about it, the original photos that those cards were made from are far more rare and exclusive. There’s only one known example of this Namath card-used Type 1! That’s why it’s so prized by photo collectors and card collectors alike.”
Additional Type 1 photos available for bidding in the Goldin November Elite auction, include:
- A 1984-85 Michael Jordan Rookie signed Type 1 Original Photo with Kodak back stamps dating March of 1985 — the month Jordan had two triple-doubles, game-winning free throws and ten 30-point performances.
- The only known 1967 Muhammad Ali/Wilt Chamberlain Dual-Signed Type 1 Original Photo from “Wide World of Sports” Fight Promo Appearance, capturing the two legends sparring on stage.
- 1985 Mike Tyson Sports Illustrated Shoot Type 1 Original Photo, capturing Tyson in trainer Cus D’Amato’s Catskills gym, taken close in time to the iconic Sports Illustrated cover that dubbed him “Kid Dynamite.”
- A 1943 Satchel Paige Negro League Type 1 Original News Service Photo from His Kansas City Monarchs Era, distinguished by its exceptional preservation and impeccable detail.
- One of the two known 1983 George Brett “Pine Tar Game” Type 1 Original Photos, depicting Brett as he was being restrained from attacking the home-plate umpire who held Brett’s illegal bat behind his back.
- A close-up 1973 Bruce Lee “Enter the Dragon” Type 1 Original Photo, capturing Lee’s immortal fight stance in what turned out to be one of the legend’s last and most mesmerizing Type 1 images before his death.
- A 1994 Tiger Woods Age 18 Type 1 Original Snapshot Photo, which was a pivotal year for Woods as he graduated high school and secured the title of the youngest U.S. Amateur Championship winner.
The photos are currently available for bidding as part of Goldin’s November Elite Auction and will be available for bidding through December 2.
Pelé Game-Worn Cleats and Signed, Personally-Owned Passport & Other Soccer Items Up for Sale
Goldin, the leading collectibles marketplace, announces that legendary pieces of soccer history have come up for sale, including match-worn cleats and a 1987 signed, personally-owned passport from Brazilian superstar Pelé. Goldin’s November Elite Auction also features other one-of-a-kind soccer memorabilia from Lionel Messi, who is widely regarded as the greatest soccer player of all time.
The Brazilian passport of the beloved icon, who is coined the “undisputed king of soccer,” is a symbol of Pelé’s illustrious career and features official stamps from New Zealand, France, Scotland, the U.K. and Uruguay. The three-time FIFA World Cup champion burst into the global consciousness with his masterful performance in the 1958 FIFA World Cup at just 17 years old. Pelé’s Puma King soccer cleats, worn in 1970 and 1971, when he scored eight goals in 15 national team appearances, which contributed to the delivery of another World Cup title to his home nation.
Also available for bidding is Messi’s game-worn captain armband from the Argentina v. Greece game in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, a significant symbol of his leadership that steered the team to the quarterfinals. From his time with FC Barcelona, a Messi-signed, inscribed replica FIFA World Cup Qatar Gold Metal is also up for auction, marking his final premier league championship before transferring to Inter Miami in 2023. The final notable Messi item hitting the auction block is a signed Argentina home jersey, a reminder of Messi’s iconic stint with the Argentina National Football Team.
Additional soccer collectibles available in the November Elite Auction include:
- 2022-23 Panini Prizm World Cup Black Breakaway Prizm #7 Lionel Messi, a unique collectible from when Messi led Argentina to a historic FIFI World Cup victory in 2022 against France.
- 2015-16 Christian Fuchs Game-Used, Team-Signed Leicester City Jersey from his debut season when the defensive stalwart helped lead the team to a Premier League title.
- Limited edition 2017 Panini Nobility Pelé Signed Relic Card.
- Cristiano Ronaldo Ticket Stub from the legendary player’s debut game with the Sporting CP first team against Inter Milan on August 14, 2022.
- Thierry Henry Signed Full Ticket from his debut Arsenal game on August 7, 1999 against Leicester City.
- Pelé First Day Cover signed by the celebrated soccer star.
Babe Ruth’s 1916 Contract Glass Negatives & 1922 “Curse of the Bambino” Payment Check Are Up for Grabs at Goldin
Goldin has also curated a remarkable collection of Babe Ruth memorabilia during its November Elite Auction. The collection begins with unique and extraordinary glass negatives of Ruth’s 1916 contract with the Boston Red Sox—negotiated when Babe was a 20-year-old ace pitcher who had recently won his first World Series!
Another major highlight is the 1922 New York Yankees’ $50,000 check paid to the Red Sox, purportedly as the final payment for the landmark deal that brought Ruth to New York, and that led to Boston’s infamous “Curse of the Bambino” championship drought. This is unquestionably a significant part of the most important transaction in sports history.
Other culturally significant items from Babe Ruth available for bidding, include:
- Signed Babe Ruth baseball, which is one of the cornerstone collectibles in the entire hobby.
- Babe Ruth signed typewritten letter, dated March 18th, 1947, addressed to a young Master Walter Jude Johnson of Chester, PA. In this letter, Ruth relayed words of encouragement to Johnson, stating that there’s nothing to prevent him from becoming the next “Home Run Johnson.” Also accompanying this letter is an article from the Delaware County Times, dated July 30, 1947, featuring a write-up about the boy’s correspondence with Babe Ruth.
- Babe Ruth Handwritten Postcard dated 1939 where Ruth speaks of “Mountains,” a restaurant, his wife, Claire and his adopted daughter, Julia.
The items are currently available for bidding as part of Goldin’s November Elite Auction and will be available through December 2.
Super Bowl 50 Commemorative Helmet Signed By All Living SuperBowl MVP Award Winners Up for Auction
Goldin, the leading collectibles marketplace, announces a collection of iconic football memorabilia, including a Super Bowl 50 commemorative helmet signed by the Super Bowl MVP Award winners at the time of the game in 2016, has come up for sale in its November Elite Auction. The auction is an unmatched opportunity for football fans to add cards and collectibles from living legends, many of which were worn or signed by icons including Tom Brady, Joe Montana and Peyton Manning, to their collections.
The Super Bowl 50 commemorative helmet marks the golden anniversary of the most important sporting event in American history and is signed by 43 Super Bowl MVP Award winners including Bart Starr, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers. The helmet is a collectors’ gem as it marks a major milestone in football history.
Also included in the auction is the only known 1965 Joe Namath Rookie Card Type 1 original photo, which is widely regarded as one of the most important football Type 1 photos in the hobby. These first-generation prints derived from the original negatives are currently experiencing unprecedented enthusiasm throughout the industry. The Namath photo is expected to fetch as much as a quarter of a million dollars.
Additional football memorabilia available for bidding include:
- New York Giants 1986 Super Bowl champion team-signed helmet, the Super Bowl when the team set a new record by racking up 30 points in the game’s final two quarters. It features a signature from Phil Simmons who completed 10 consecutive passes, another Super Bowl record.
- New York Jets 1968 Super Bowl champion team-signed helmet, featuring signatures from Hall of Famers Joe Namath and Don Maynard.
- Hall of Famer Dan Fouts game-worn San Diego Chargers home jersey from the 1982 NFL season, which he wore to complete a total of 76 passes and 11 touchdowns over the course of three games.
- Tom Brady team-issued uniform for the 2008 AFC Pro Bowl, despite Tom Brady not being able to play due to his knee injury from the first game of the season.
- Tom Brady signed 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Ticket Rookie Card, one of the most sought-after items in football card collecting.
- Travis Kelce game-used jersey from the 2019 Kansas City Chiefs away game victory against the Los Angeles Chargers. Amidst the rising popularity of the already famed football star since being linked to Taylor Swift, the jersey is expected to attract a high number of bids.
- Roger Staubach game-used and signed Dallas Cowboys away jersey from the 1977 NFL season when he led the Cowboys to a second Super Bowl victory. The item also includes a video clip of Roger Staubach holding this key piece of football history.
- 2017 Patrick Mahomes II Panini National Treasures Patch Rookie Card, signed by the two-time Super Bowl champion and NFL MVP.
Rafael Nadal Signed, Match-Used Rackets From Victories at 2010 US Open & 2014 BNP Paribas Open Up For Sale
Goldin, the leading collectibles marketplace, announces that iconic items of tennis history are available for bidding in the November Elite Auction, providing an opportunity for collectors and tennis fans to own historic items from their favorite legends including Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Björn Borg. One headlining item is a coveted Nadal match-used Babolat AeroPro Drive tennis racket from his victory at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open.
Additionally, this month’s auction through Goldin will include another match-used racket, signed by Nadal, from the 2010 US Open—a symbol of one of his headlining victories where he defeated Novak Djokovic in the final to win the men’s singles title. The collection also includes a match-worn shirt from the 2018 US Open where he made it to the semifinal round, a match-worn shorts and shirt set from the 2018 French Open when Nadal secured his 11th French Open title and a 2017 Cincinnati Masters match-worn Nike yellow shirt, featuring Nadal’s personal logo on the right sleeve.
“Tennis is widely regarded as the most popular individual sport worldwide,” said Dave Amerman, Head of Revenue at Goldin. “That’s why we’re thrilled to be able to offer a curated collection rich with tennis history from these iconic legends.”
Additional tennis memorabilia available in the November Elite Auction include:
- 2007 Ace Authentic Straight Sets Singles Novak Djokovic Signed Card.
- Björn Borg Fila warm-up jacket from 1980 when Borg defeated John McEnroe at Wimbledon and defended his championship title.
- Match-worn Björn Borg Fila shorts from his electric run in the 1970s that led to him being the first tennis player in the Open Era to win 11 Grand Slam titles.
- 1980-81 Topps Scoring Leader Larry Bird/Magic Johnson Rookie Card – PSA GEM MT 10
- 1933 Goudey #106 Napoleon Lajoie – PSA MINT 9
- 1938 Goudey Heads-Up #250 Joe DiMaggio – PSA NM-MT 8
- 1950 Bowman #22 Jackie Robinson – PSA MINT 9
- 1955 Topps #123 Sandy Koufax Rookie Card – PSA MINT 9
- Babe Ruth 1916-17 Boston Red Sox Contract Original Glass-Plate Negatives (4)
- Only Known 1965 Joe Namath Rookie Card Type I Original Photo by Bob Olen Studios
- 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Ticket Autograph #144 Tom Brady Signed Rookie
- 2003-04 Upper Deck SP Authentic Autograph SP Limited #148 LeBron James Signed
- 2017 Panini Contenders Championship Ticket Autograph #303 Patrick Mahomes II Signed
- 2003-04 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Rookie Patch Autograph (RPA) #78 LeBron…
- Jun. 10, 2016 – LeBron James Game-Used, Photo-Matched NBA Finals Game 4 Nike LeBron XIII Shoes – Double-Double, 25 Points, Game-High 13 Rebounds, Game-High 9 Assists – Resolution Phot-matching, Sports Investors LOA, LeBron James Foundation COA, MeiGray LOA
Goldin has built a reputation as the trusted leader in trading cards, memorabilia and collectibles. The Elite Auction Ends December 2, 2023. Goldin is also 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.
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