The record-setting Goldin Auctions 2020 Spring Auction ended on Saturday night, and just like he did throughout his remarkable career, Michael Jordan closed with a bang as a host of items from the NBA legend established new industry standards. The auction was also remarkable for Goldin Auctions as the company established a new record of $11 million in sales, had the most website visits ever recorded, the most bids ever placed by the most unique bidders in single auction, and the most unique winners in a single event.
The historic event also raised a combined $125,000 for three charities including: the MambaOnThree Fund, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the CAMCare Foundation for COVID-19 related causes at New Jersey’s Cooper Hospital and PPE at CAMCare health centers.
Fresh off the ESPN documentary, “The Last Dance,” Jordan re-established himself as the modern king of memorabilia as several of his items sold for record-setting prices including a 1996-97 game-used jersey for $295,200 – $100,000 more than any previous Jordan Bulls jersey. Additionally, a $15,000 casino-marker given to Jordan at Trump Casino, sold for $19,680 – a record for any Jordan check.
“This event was somewhat of a perfect storm as we had a remarkable collection of historic memorabilia supported by incredible marketing and publicity during a great market for sports collectibles,” said Ken Goldin, Founder of Goldin Auctions. “The fact that this auction was also able to benefit these three important charities is especially rewarding.”
Here are some final sale prices from Goldin Auctions 2020 Spring Auction Sessions #2-3 which closed on Thursday and Saturday nights, respectively. Due to unprecedented attention and bidding, Goldin Auctions split its annual spring auction into three sessions. Highlights from Session #1 are also indicated below. (* indicates a record price). The complete auction catalog is available at GoldinAuctions.com. The company is also accepting consignments for its upcoming Summer Auction.
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. (FINAL PRICE: $295,200*)
Lot #1823 – Incredible 1986 Fleer Basketball Unopened Wax Pack – PSA NM-MT 8 – Michael Jordan Rookie Card on Top. (FINAL PRICE: $43,200* record for any modern pack of trading cards)
Lot #1177 – Derek Jeter Little League Team-Signed Baseball – one of the earliest-known Jeter autographs (FINAL PRICE: $39,600* record for any Jeter signed ball and 10-times the price it previously sold for in 2014)
Lot #1830 – 1998 Michael Jordan Signed $15,000 Check Casino Marker Dated 2/16/98 & Payable to Trump Indiana, Inc – Casino Owned by Donald Trump (Beckett) 9 (FINAL PRICE: $19,200* record for any Jordan check)
SESSION #1 HIGHLIGHTS
Lot #218 – 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects #BDPP89 Mike Trout (Red Refractor) Signed Rookie Card (#5/5) – BGS GEM MINT 9.5/BGS 10 (FINAL PRICE: $922,500*)
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. (FINAL PRICE: $371,200*)
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. Two 3-box lots are being offered. (FINAL PRICE: $270,600* each)
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. (FINAL PRICE: $206,080*)
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. (FINAL PRICE: $196,800)
Lot #317 – 2003-04 UD “Exquisite Collection” Number Pieces #MJ Michael Jordan Signed Card (#17/23) – BGS MINT 9/BGS 10 – (FINAL PRICE: $187,730*)
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.(FINAL PRICE: $167,680*)
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 – (FINAL PRICE: $150,060*)
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.(FINAL PRICE: $150,060)
Lot #207 – 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle Rookie Card – PSA NM-MT 8 -Among nearly 2,200 copies recorded in PSA’s census reporting, just ten examples have been placed at a higher tier – (FINAL PRICE: $125,460)
Lot #316 – 2003-04 UD “Exquisite Collection” Number Piece Autographs #LJ LeBron James Signed Game Used Patch Rookie Card (#18/23) – PSA Authentic, PSA/DNA 10 – (FINAL PRICE: $124,230*)
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) (FINAL PRICE: $124,230*)
Lot #215 – 1999 Pokemon 1st Edition PSA GEM MT 10 Complete Set (103) Featuring #4 Charizard Example! -(FINAL PRICE: $119,310*)
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 (FINAL PRICE: $113,160*)
Lot #212 – 1986/87 Fleer Basketball Unopened Wax Box (36 Packs) – “The Midwest Storage Find” – BBCE Certified (FINAL PRICE: $119,310*)
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) (FINAL PRICE: $111,930*)
Lot #209 – 1986/87 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan Rookie Card – PSA GEM MT 10 –
(FINAL PRICE: $99,630*)
Lot #13 – 1996-97 Kobe Bryant Game Used & Signed Rookie Los Angeles Lakers Home Jersey (DC Sports, Sports Investors Authentication & JSA) – (FINAL PRICE: $65,280*)
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.