SCP Auctions’ Multi-Million Dollar 2020 Fall Premier Auction closed on December 11th and shuts the door on another year where sports cards and memorabilia have become a bit of a silver lining during an otherwise, crazy year.
The 16-day auction was highlighted by an early original 1941 Heisman Trophy presented to Bruce Smith that sold for $376,618 along with top of the market results on Kobe Bryant’s 1996-97 Topps Chrome Refractor in a PSA 10 that sold for $121,324. “The recent boost in popularity, particularly in the trading card market has really lifted the hobby as a whole across the board,” said SCP Auctions’ President, David Kohler. “As we turn the corner and head into 2021, we see a tremendous opportunity with all of the new bidders and sellers that have recently come to market.”
Some of the other top items in the Fall Premier were a 1964 New York Yankees AL Championship Rolex Presented to Mickey Mantle that brought $136,718, A PSA GEM MINT 10 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan that pulled in $133,235 and Gil Hodges’ 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers World Series Ring hauled in $91,151. One surprising but remarkable Roberto Clemente autographed 1970 Topps Card graded NM-MT 8 by PSA/DNA attracted a ton of attention and reeled in $21,013.
Championship Rings were aplenty at the Fall Premier and some big prices were realized on the jewelry packed auction. Rod Woodson’s 2000 Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl XXXV Ring sold for $75,205, Rollie Fingers’ 1973 Oakland A’s Ring scored $75,330 and a super rare 1926 St. Louis Cardinals ring presented to Jessie Haines brought in $73,296. Mike Marshall’s 1988 Dodgers Ring brought $31,081, a 1963 Boston Celtics Championship Ring from the Clyde Lovellette Collection raked in $34,243 and Joe Robbie’s 1973 Miami Dolphins Super Bowl VIII Championship ring sold for $30,343.
A mix of modern and vintage graded cards also grabbed the attention of bidders and brought in some serious prices. A 1963 Topps #537 Pete Rose PSA MINT 9 sold for $91,000, a 1996 Flair Showcase Legacy #31 Kobe Bryant card shattered its previous record and sold for $40,954, a 1934 Goudey #61 Lou Gehrig PSA NM-MT 8 brought $44,126 and a 1909-11 T206 Sweet Cap Ty Cobb Bat on Shoulder PSA NM 7 sold for $31,081. A rare 1911-12 C55 Imperial Tobacco Hockey PSA Graded set ranking #7 on the registry brought in $25,686 while a pair of 1960 and 1961 Topps Baseball complete sets sold for $45,578 and $50,137, respectively.
Looking ahead to 2021, SCP Auctions is presenting a Winter Premier Auction and seeking consignments now. Offering competitive commissions and a proven track record at setting the bar for top of the market results we are always seeking premium items to headline our auctions. Contact any of our experts at (949) 831-3700 or visit us online at www.scpauctions.com to find out more about how we can help you take advantage of the sports card and memorabilia boom!