MVP Front-Runner Shohei Ohtani Sets New Records During Goldin Auctions July Card Auction

The most expensive Shohei Ohtani Superfractor card collection ever sold this weekend for $297,660 through Goldin Auctions, the leading marketplace for trading cards, collectibles and memorabilia. The Superfractor card collection for the MVP frontrunner was sold during the company’s July Card Auction and comes on the heels of Ohtani being the first ever player selected to an MLB All-Star Game as both a pitcher and hitter.

In addition to the record breaking Ohtani lots, bids on 20 individual, unopened packs of 1996-97 Topps Chrome Basketball cards sold for just over $46,000 all in. These packs will be opened live during a special Barstool Sports stream later this month hosted by Ken Goldin and Barstool personalities PFTCommenter and Big Cat. These packs could contain rookie cards from some of the NBA’s all-time best players including Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, Ray Allen and more. In March of 2021, Goldin Auctions sold a Black Label 10 Kobe Bryant card from this set for more than $1.75 million.

“Shohei Ohtani is doing things that should not be humanly possible on a baseball diamond and watching the value of his cards and memorabilia soar in real-time is amazing,” said Goldin Auctions Executive Chairman and Founder Ken Goldin. “We’re super excited for our Ohtani winners and also for the collectors and fans who were lucky enough to win a pack of Topps cards that we’ll break live as part of our new partnership with Barstool later this month. Last time we did something like this with Logan Paul, we unboxed nearly $2 million worth of Pokémon cards. With Kobe and AI and Jordan possibly mixed in these packs, who knows what we might pull live this time?”

Additional notable items sold in this auction included:

Goldin Auctions has built a reputation as the trusted leader in trading cards, memorabilia and collectibles. The company has consistently broken auction records this year and the company has already done over $220 million in sales in 2021.

Goldin Auctions is actively accepting consignments for its future auctions. To inquire about consigning items, email

About Goldin Auctions:
Goldin Auctions is the leading marketplace for trading cards, sports memorabilia and other collectibles. Founder Ken Goldin has sold more than $1 billion in memorabilia from many of the biggest names in sports, history, and pop culture. The company routinely sets records for the most expensive trading cards and other memorabilia ever sold. Lifelong collectors and new hobbyists alike trust Goldin Auctions because the company professionally authenticates everything it sells. Goldin Auctions is the official auction partner of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, The Jackie Robinson Foundation and the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum. For more information, visit Learn more at, on Twitter and Instagram.