The Goldin Auctions 2020 Spring Auction, open for bidding through May 16 at GoldinAuctions.com, offers perhaps the greatest collection of basketball memorabilia ever assembled including an 87-lot Kobe Bryant Auction; a 195-lot Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Auction; and 70 lots of Michael Jordan memorabilia that has gained unprecedented interest from collectors and fans due to the popularity of the ESPN documentary “The Last Dance.”
The auction will benefit three different charities as Goldin Auctions will donate 5% of the winning bid price for all items in the Kobe Bryant Auction to the MambaOnThree Fund and 5% of the winning bid price for each item in the hall of fame auction to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Additionally, the company will donate a portion of the buyers’ premium for all other lots – with a minimum donation of $25,000 – to the CAMCare Foundation for COVID-19 related causes at New Jersey’s Cooper Hospital and PPE at CAMCare health centers.
Goldin Auctions has, what is believed to be, the largest collection of Jordan memorabilia ever offered in a single auction with over 70 Jordan-related items, including: a Jordan game used and photo matched Bulls black alternate road uniform from the 1996-97 season; a check from Jordan made payable to “TRUMP INDIANA, INC” for $15,000.00 while Jordan visited a casino owned by Donald Trump in 1998; a 1986/87 Fleer #57 Jordan Rookie Card graded a GEM MT 10 by PSA; a 1987 Jordan Game Worn Bulls Shooting Shirt (Sports Investors Authentication); a 2003-04 UD “Exquisite Collection” Emblems of Endorsement #MJ Jordan Signed Game Used Patch Card (#14/15) – BGS MINT 9/BGS 10; 1995-96 Jordan Game Used & Signed Air Jordan Concord 11 Sneakers (CharitaBulls LOA); and a very rare 1983 Jordan and University of North Carolina Team Signed Sports Illustrated November 28, 1983 Promotional Poster with 15 signatures including Jordan, Perkins, Daugherty & Kenny Smith (JSA).
Among the highlights of the Kobe Bryant Auction are: 12 game-used Bryant jerseys; 13 pairs of signed sneakers; five pairs of game-used sneakers; signed high school and professional game programs; tickets to milestone games; 9 pairs of developmental sample sneakers from Adidas in different colorways and more.
Here are some highlights of the Goldin Auctions 2020 Spring Auction and the current bid as of May 14, at 9:00 am ET. The entire catalog is open for bidding through May 16 at GoldinAuctions.com.
Lot #218 – 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects #BDPP89 Mike Trout (Red Refractor) Signed Rookie Card (#5/5) – BGS GEM MINT 9.5/BGS 10 (CURRENT BID: $240,000)
Lot #210 & 211 – 1986/87 Fleer Basketball Unopened Wax Boxes Trio (3) – “The Midwest Storage Find” – All BBCE Certified – The factory-fresh, 36-Count wax boxes contain untouched cards from that universally prized release, and potential contents among the MT-condition treasures within include Rookie Cards of Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley and Hakeem Olajuwon. Two 3-box lots are being offered. (CURRENT BIDS: $190,000 & $170,000)
Lot #206 – 1933 Goudey #106 Napoleon Lajoie – PSA MINT 9 – Graded MINT 9 by PSA, one of just nine copies in the world assessed at that magnificent tier with none graded higher. (CURRENT BID: $160,000)
Lot #91 — 2003-04 LeBron James Photo Matched Game Used Cleveland Cavaliers Road Jersey – Only Known Photo-Matched Rookie Season Jersey Matched to Two Games on 11/7 & 11/12/2003 Career Games #5 & 8 (Resolution) – A rare rookie season jerseys worn by James and photo-matched by Resolution Photomatching to games on November 7 versus Indiana, and November 12 in his first game against Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat. (CURRENT BID: $150,000)
Lot #1829 — 1996-97 Michael Jordan Game Used & Photo Matched Chicago Bulls Black Road Uniform – Jersey and Shorts – Worn 4/13/1997- Only Known Photo Matched 1996-97 Jordan! (Resolution & Bulls LOA) – The only Jordan 1996-97 black uniform to be offered for public sale with a Bulls’ letter. (CURRENT BID: $120,000)
Lot #4 – 2000 Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers NBA Championship Ring 14K-40 Diamonds -Laker Issued Player Ring Gifted by Kobe to Pam Bryant (Pam Bryant LOA) – Offered here is the very 14K gold 2000 Lakers NBA championship ring gifted by Kobe to his mother Pam Bryant. This is not an executive version of the Championship ring, but the same design given to the players. (CURRENT BID: $111,000)
Lot #88 – NBA at 50 Multi-Signed Complete Set of (4) Basketballs With 49 Total Signatures (PSA/DNA) – A complete set of four “NBA at 50” multi-signed basketballs with 49 signatures of NBA’s 50 Greatest Players including Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Julius Erving, George Gervin, Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain. The only signature missing from this set is Pete Maravich. (CURRENT BID: $101,000)
Lot #192 – Circa 1850s-1870s Morse Hockey Stick Possibly the Oldest Known Hockey Stick (MEARS) – This offered hockey stick is an artifact that dates to the mid-to-late 19th century, having been narrowed to the timeframe circa 1850s to 1870s. With the first recorded hockey game being played in Montreal in 1875, this stick dates as much as 25 years prior that game. About 30 years before the first game in Montreal, it was well known that the New England states were playing some form of hockey or “hawkey” (the word that originated from England). (CURRENT BID: $100,000)
Lot #207 – 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle Rookie Card – PSA NM-MT 8 – Graded NM-MT 8 by PSA. Among nearly 2,200 copies recorded in PSA’s census reporting, just ten examples are at a higher tier (CURRENT BID: $92,000)
Lot #315 – 2003-04 UD “Exquisite Collection” Emblems of Endorsement #MJ Michael Jordan Signed Game Used Patch Card (#14/15) – BGS MINT 9/BGS 10 (CURRENT BID: $92,000)
Lot #214 – 1996/97 Topps Chrome Refractors #138 Kobe Bryant Rookie Card – BGS PRISTINE 10 – Among a total of 282 copies recorded in BGS’s census reporting, fewer than one percent have been awarded a nominally superior grading assessment. (CURRENT BID: $87,000)
Lot #215 – 1999 Pokemon 1st Edition PSA GEM MT 10 Complete Set (103) Featuring #4 Charizard Example! – As a point of reference on value, a similar-conditioned complete set of these (all in PSA GEM MT 10!) sold for nearly $100,000 in Goldin Auctions’ December 2017 Holiday sale and another one sold for nearly $105,000 in Goldin Auctions’ 2019 Summer Catalog auction (CURRENT BID: $82,000)
Lot #314 – 2003-04 UD “Exquisite Collection” #78 LeBron James (RPA) Signed Rookie Patch Card (#01/99) – BGS Authentic/BGS 8 – The first Exquisite LeBron produced.(CURRENT BID: $67,000)
Lot #90 – 2020 LeBron James Game Used Los Angeles Lakers White Association Jersey Photo Matched To 1/5/2020 Triple Double Game (Resolution Photomatching) — James wore this Lakers white Association Edition jersey during a 106-99 win over Detroit on January 5, 2020 at STAPLES Center, notching a triple-double of 21 points, 14 rebounds, and 11 assists. (CURRENT BID: $42,000)
Lot #297 – 1927 Exhibits Lou Gehrig Signed Card – PSA/DNA GEM MT 10 – One of the Finest Gehrig Signatures in the Hobby – 1 of 1 Gehrig Card Auto – One of 17 such cards being offered in lots (#297-313) (CURRENT BID: $39,000)
Lot #197 – 1972 Nike Pair of “Moon Shoes” Worn by Thomas McChesney — The moon shoes were obtained by Tom’s younger brother, Steve McChesney in October of 2018. (CURRENT BID: $36,000)
Lot #277 – 2005-06 Alexander Ovechkin Spectacular “The Goal” Game Used Washington Capitals Road White Jersey Photo Matched To “The Goal” Game on 1/16/2006 (NHL/MeiGray) (CURRENT BID: $33,000)
Lot #2 – 2014-15 Kobe Bryant Photo Matched Game Used White Los Angeles Lakers Jersey Worn Nov 9, 16 & 23, 2014 Including 44 Point Game (Resolution Photomatching) (CURRENT BID: $30,000)
About Goldin Auctions: 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, 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 goldinauctions.com.