Multiple Records Fall as Goldin Holiday Auctions Exceeds $14 Million in Sales

The record-setting two-part Goldin Auctions 2020 Holiday Auction concluded on Sunday night grossing over $14 Million in total sales. Highlighting the auctions were the modern trading card records as the auction was filled with new highs including a 2013-14 Prizm Black Mosaic Giannis Antetokounmpo Rookie Card 1/1 that sold for $1,168,500 setting the record for highest priced unsigned Modern trading card. Also included was a 1999 Pokémon Charizard 1st Edition card that has now sold as the highest ever Pokémon trading card with a final sale of $369,000.

A 1948 Bowman Jackie Robinson Rookie card smashed the previous record and fetched an incredible $400,980, the highest price paid for any Jackie Robinson Rookie card, breaking the previous mark of $336,000 paid for a PSA 9 MINT graded example. Another record set was the 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan Rookie card graded GEM MINT 10 by PSA with a sale of $211,560, which breaks the record of $151,000 Goldin set earlier this week on just Monday December 7th. In addition to these records, there were many other records were also set and have been listed below including the highest price ever paid for a Steph Curry card at $616,230.

Another auction highlight was the Double Fantasy Album John Lennon Signed for Mark David Chapman on the night of his assassination that sold for a record $922,500 making it the most expensive Album of All time topping another Beatles Album, Ringo Starr’s personal copy of the Beatles White Album that sold for $790,000.

“The number of records set in our Holiday Auctions is incredible,” said Ken Goldin, Founder of Goldin Auctions “It clearly demonstrates a combination between the power of our marketing with the increased demand for cards and memorabilia. The future of the Hobby in general and Goldin Auctions looks very bright!”

Goldin auctions is actively accepting consignments for its upcoming Goldin Elite Auction which we anticipate taking place in January and our Winter Auction which will take place in February of 2021. To get into the next auction end you can consign by emailing an image and description of your items to info@goldinauctions.com.

Here are some final sale prices from Goldin Auctions 2020 Holiday Auction (*indicates a record price). The complete auction results are available at GoldinAuctions.com.

AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS

Lot #1 – 1999 Pokémon Base 1st Edition #4 Charizard, Holographic, MBA Black Diamond Certified – SGC GOLD LABEL PRISTINE 10 “1 of 1!” SOLD $369,000* – Graded GOLD LABEL PRISTINE 10 by SGC. Black Diamond Label certified by MBA. This is the only example validated by SGC at the company’s most prestigious level.

Lot #2 – 2013-14 Panini Prizm “Prizms Black Mosaic” #290 Giannis Antetokounmpo Rookie Card (#1/1) – BGS GEM MT 9.5 SOLD $1,168,500* – Rookie Card. An outstanding tribute piece depicting Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo is presented. Significantly, this is one of just a scant few “1/1” Giannis Rookie Card collectibles produced by a major manufacturer.

Lot #3 – 2013/14 “National Treasures” #130 Giannis Antetokounmpo Signed Patch Rookie Card (#54/99) – PSA GEM MT 10 “1 of 3!” SOLD $553,500* Graded GEM MT 10 by PSA, one of just three copies at its tier among a total of nine examples recorded in that company’s census reporting.

Lot #6 – 1948 Leaf #79 Jackie Robinson Rookie Card – PSA NM-MT 8 SOLD $400,980* – Graded NM-MT 8 by PSA. Hall of Famer, in a cherished Rookie Card appearance. Among a total population of nearly 1,400 copies recorded in PSA’s census reporting, just eight examples (just over one-half of one percent) have attained a higher, unqualified tier.

Lot #9 – John Lennon Signed “Double Fantasy” Album Signed For Mark David Chapman The Night of Assassination (Beckett) SOLD $922,500* (Highest Price Paid for Album)

Lot #131 – 1986/87 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan Rookie Card – PSA GEM MT 10 – SOLD $211,560* – Graded GEM MT 10 by PSA. Hall of Famer, in his first mainstream, gum card appearance. Presented is one of the most sought-after modern trading cards of any type, and arguably the most popular card from any era or sport.

Lot #113– 1957 Oliveira & Benassi Balas Equipe #54 Pele Rookie Card – PSA FR 1.5 – The Hobby’s Only Graded Example! SOLD $187,206*

Lot #141 – 1996-97 Topps Chrome Refractor #138 Kobe Bryant Rookie Card – PSA GEM MT 10 SOLD $137,760* Graded GEM MT 10 by PSA. Hall of Famer, in a very desirable and scarce Rookie Card appearance. Among a total of just over 400 copies recorded in PSA’s census reporting, barely fifteen percent have been awarded this unimprovable grading assessment.

Lot #191 – 2009/10 Panini National Treasures “Century Gold” #206 Stephen Curry Signed Patch Rookie Card (#10/25) – BGS GEM MT 9.5/BGS 10 SOLD $616,230*

Lot # 4 – 1968-72 Wilt Chamberlain Game Used Los Angeles Lakers Road Jersey (Mears A10) SOLD $110,700

Lot #188 – 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects #BDPP89 Mike Trout (Orange Refractor) Signed Rookie Card (#24/25) – BGS GEM MINT 9.5/BGS 10 SOLD $246,000*

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE GEORGE KOEHLER MICHAEL JORDAN COLLECTION

Lot #271 – 2001-02 Michael Jordan Game Used & Signed Washington Wizards Home Uniform Photo Matched To 1/4/2002 Used to Score 30,000th Career Points! (Sports Investors, Beckett & George Koehler LOA) – SOLD $124,230*

LOT #279 – 2002-03 Michael Jordan Game Worn Washington Wizards Short Sleeve Warm Up Shirt (George Koehler Michael Jordan Collection LOA) SOLD $93,480*

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