A game-worn 1963 Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers road jersey from perhaps baseball’s greatest pitcher’s best season sold for $429,625 on Saturday night in the Goldin Auctions 2018 Spring Online Auction. The final price set a record for the highest price ever paid for a Los Angeles Dodgers game worn jersey.
“The rarity of Koufax game-worn memorabilia combined with its impeccable authenticity and the fact that it was from perhaps his greatest season when he captured the Cy Young, N.L. MVP Award and the World Series MVP makes it truly special,” said Ken Goldin, Founder of Goldin Auctions. “This event also proved a vibrant market for Michael Jordan, Mike Trout, LeBron James and Tom Brady memorabilia with lots from all of them surpassing expectations.”
In addition to the record-setting Koufax jersey, ten lots of Jordan memorabilia including six game-worn jerseys and two pair of game-used sneakers sold for a combined $260,000. In all, the Goldin Auctions 2018 Spring Premium Live and Online Auction tallied $3.7 million in sales from 600 lots of sports, entertainment and historical memorabilia. Highlights of the Saturday’s online auction and the final sale price (including buyer’s premium) included:
Lot #19 – 1963 Sandy Koufax Game Used & Signed LA Dodgers Road Jersey Cy Young Season MEARS 9.5 & Beckett (Final Price: $429,625) – *record price for LA Dodgers memorabilia.
Lot #103 – 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Rookies Card – PSA NM 7 (Final Price: $136,252)
Lot #67 – 1997-98 Michael Jordan Games Used, Signed & Photo Matched Bulls Home Jersey – MeiGray, Bulls LOA, UDA (Final Price: $105,365)
Lot #148 – 1986/87 Fleer Baseball Unopened Wax (36 packs; BBCE Certified) (Final Price: $68,740)
Lot #68 – 2002-03 Michael Jordan Games Used, Signed & Photo Matcher Washington Wizards Jersey (Final Price: $47,872) – *Believed to be a record price for a Jordan/Wizards jersey
Lot #156 – 2004 “Ultimate Collection” USLTB Tom Brady Game Jersey Logo Signed Cards (#1/1) – BGC GEM Mint 9.5/BGS 10 (Final Price: $47,872)
Lot #132 – 1961 Topps Complete Set Ranked #8 on the PSA Set Registry (Final Price: $43,200)
Lot #240-241- 2013 & 2015 Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Champion Rings (Final Price: 2013 Ring – $36,852) and 2015 (Final Price: 2015 Ring $47,872)
Lot #73 – Tupac Shakur Hand Written Composition Notebook – Featuring 46-pages of song lyrics, drawings and more (Final Price: $35,597)
Lot #93 – 1949 Bowman PSA-Graded Near Master Set (250/252) (Final Price: $24,550)
Lot #70 – 1995-96 Michael Jordan Games Used & Signed Air Jordan Concord 11 Sneakers from 72-Win Season (Final Price: $19,640)
Lot #45 – Historic 1992 Tonya Harding Competition Worn Black Costume from 1992 Olympics & World Championships (Final Price: $14,730)
Highlights from the Live auction, which was held on April 28 in New York City included: Lot #26 1934 Babe Ruth Signed Yankees Player Contract PSA/DNA (Final Price: $282,325); Lot #3 – 1929-30 Babe Ruth Game Used Louisville Slugger R34 Bat – Bone Rubbed PSA/DNA GU 10 (Final Price: $196,400); Lot #2 – 1968 Willie Mays Game Used & Signed Giants Home Jersey MEARS A9.5 & Beckett (Final Price: $92,062); Lot #37 – 2015 LeBron James NBA Finals & Eastern Conference Finals Game Used Jersey (Final Price: $85,925); Lot #40 – 1990-91 Wayne Gretzky Game Used & Signed LA Kings Home Jersey (Final Price: $67,512); Lot #7 – 2011 Mike Trout MLB Debut Bat Used for Many Career Firsts (Final Price: $60,147); Lot #17 – 1952 Ralph Branca Game Worn & Photo Matched Brooklyn Dodgers Road World Series Jersey (Final Price: $47,872); Lot #11 – Lou Gehrig’s Retired “Number 4” That Hung in Yankee Stadium (Final Price: $44,190); Lot #6 – 1962 Mickey Mantle All-Star Game used Hillerich & Bradsby B220 Model Bat PSA/DNA GU 9 (Final Price: $44,190); Lot #25 – Founding One-Page Document of the Kansas City Monarchs to Join the Negro League (Final Price: $34,370).
The deadline for consigning an item to the company’s next internet-only auction is May 15. The consignment deadline for the Goldin Auctions Summer Premium Live Auction is May 31. To consign an item, visit GoldinAuctions.com or email info@GoldinAuctions.com.