Heritage Auctions Rewrites the Record Books in Historic $8+ Million T206 PSA Set Registry Auction

The All-Time Number One T206 set on the PSA Registry is no more. It is now scattered to the collecting winds after a historic sale at Heritage Auctions, drawing an astounding $8,150,658 for 520 individually sold cards.

The event almost certainly set a world record for the number of pricing records set in a single auction, with more than 400 new high marks, many besting previous top prices by multiples. The pre-auction estimate of just under $3.5 million itself was more than doubled, leaving hobby veterans speechless and creating countless millions of wealth as the market realigns to the new paradigm this sale created.

“This might have been the most significant trading card auction in history,” said Chris Ivy, Director of Sports Auctions for Heritage. “The finest example of the greatest tobacco issue, absolutely shifted the marketplace on its axis.”

From the top, where the Eddie Plank NM 7 and Sherry Magee (“Magie” error) NM-MT 8 rarities commanded $690,000 and $660,000, respectively, to Gem Mint 10 common Johnny Bates at $50,400, the tidal wave of bids redrew the collectibles map, signaling unprecedented strength of low-population condition rarities. Heritage staffers returned to work Friday morning to find phone lines lit up with consignors anxious to ride that wave.

Stunning new world records include, but are not limited to:

Heritage Auctions’ Oct. 18-19 Sports Memorabilia Auction is the hobby’s highly anticipated next landmark sale, featuring one-of-a-kind a jersey worn by the iconic Joe DiMaggio at Ebbets Field in Game Five of the 1947 World Series estimated to sell for $400,000.