Original Photos Bring Records at Goldin December Elite Auction

Goldin’s December Elite Auction has closed and the 1945 Wilt Chamberlain 4th Grade Class Type 1 Original Photo from Chamberlain Estate has broken the record for any Wilt Chamberlain Type 1 at $17,080. The 1960 Muhammad Ali Pro Debut Type 1 Original Photo, from Ali’s first fight of his career, also broke the record for the highest amount ever paid for an Ali pro debut photo at $19,520.

Other notable Type 1 original photo sales from Goldin’s auction include the 1990s Michael Jordan type 1 where he’s depicted floating above three New York Knicks ($10,980), 1924 Babe Ruth type 1 where he’s seen bone-rubbing his bat before a game ($10,065), and Satchel Paige type 1 rookie debut game in 1948 depicting his actual first pitch in his first appearance for the then Cleveland Indians ($9,760).

See all the auction results from the auction here.

Other Notable Auction Sales:

  • 1952 Topps Baseball PSA-Graded Complete Set (407) – Featuring #311 Mickey Mantle Graded PSA EX 5 – $305,000
  • 2003-04 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Basketball Factory-Sealed Hobby Case (3 Boxes) – Possible LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony Rookie Cards – BBCE Certified – $231,000
  • 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Ticket #144 Tom Brady Signed Rookie Card (#029/100) – BGS NM-MT 8, Beckett 10 – $219,600
  • 1986-87 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan Rookie Card – PSA GEM MT 10 – $195,200
  • 1986-87 Fleer Basketball Unopened Wax Box (36 Packs) – Possible Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Hakeem Olajuwon Rookie Cards – BBCE Certified (LOA) – $185,400
  • 2020-21 Panini Flawless Triple Logoman #3LG-GSW Stephen Curry/Draymond Green/Klay Thompson Patch Card (#1/1) – PSA GEM MT 10 – $173,240
  • 1997-98 SkyBox Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems (PMG) Red #23 Michael Jordan (#063/100) – PSA Authentic/Altered – $161,040

About Goldin:
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