SCP’s Spring Premier Auction Sets Records

SCP Auctions’ 2024 Spring Premier broke a number of records as it closed with a flurry of bidding on Saturday night, April 13, 2024. Vintage cards in particular performed well, as Mantle, Ruth, and Aaron examples all rewrote the record books.

A BVG 5.5 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle set a record for its grade with a final price of $85,602, while a PSA 9 1959 Topps #380 Hank Aaron set a record for the card when it sold for $55,152. A 1933 World Wide Gum Co. Babe Ruth graded SGC 7 set a record for any SGC graded example at $45,510.

On the game worn memorabilia side of the sale, some new world records were set as well. A 1972-74 Earl Monroe game worn uniform photomatched by Resolution set a new mark for any Monroe gamer and brought $51,977. A Roberto Clemente hat from the 1971-72 World Series season and final season era sold for $33,378, a record for any Clemente cap. A batting helmet worn by a young Derek Jeter photomatched by Resolution to 1996-97 went for $26,896, a new high mark for any Jeter helmet.

Also offered in the auction were a couple of significant Olympic gold medals, both of which brought strong results. The 1968 Mexico City Olympics gold presented to American Jim Hines for breaking 10 seconds in the 100-meter dash sold for $75,205. The gold medal awarded to Ukrainian freestyle skier Oleksandr Abramenko brought $50,137.

Valuable championship jewelry and awards rounded out the sale. One of two 1957 Mickey Mantle AL MVP awards made by Dieges & Clust went for $31,081, pitching coach Rich Monteleone’s 1998 New York Yankees World Series ring brought $27,584, backup quarterback Cary Conklin’s 1991 Washington Redskins Super Bowl XXVI ring saw a result of $25,686, and guard Terry Duerod’s 1981 Boston Celtics NBA championship ring sold for $20,724.

Auction Highlights

  • 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle – BVG EX+ 5.5 — PRICE REALIZED: $85,602
  • 1968 Mexico City Olympic Gold Winner’s Medal for 100 Meter Dash Awarded to American Jim Hines (1st to Break 10 Seconds; Held World Record for 15 Years!) – Hines Documentation — PRICE REALIZED: $75,205
  • 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle Rookie – PSA NM 7 — PRICE REALIZED: $56,501
  • 1959 Topps #380 Hank Aaron (Hammerin’ Hank Collection) – PSA MINT 9 (Only One Higher) — PRICE REALIZED: $55,152
  • C. 1972-74 Earl Monroe New York Knicks Game Worn Home Uniform (Jersey & Shorts) Photomatched to Championship Dynasty Era – MEARS A9.5, Resolution LOA — PRICE REALIZED: $51,977
  • 2018 PyeongChang Gold Winner’s Medal, Diploma, Athlete ID, Mascot & Event-Worn Bib from Oleksandr Abramenko of Ukraine – Historic 1st Place Finish in Men’s Freestyle Skiing Aerials — Abramenko LOA — PRICE REALIZED: $50,137
  • 1933 World Wide Gum Co. #80 Babe Ruth – SGC NM 7 (Only One Higher) — PRICE REALIZED: $45,510
  • 1971-72 Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates Game Worn Cap (World Series MVP Season and Final Season Era!) – JT Sports LOA — PRICE REALIZED: $33,378
  • 2023 Bowman Chrome Draft (’95 Bowman Throwback) #95AV-TB Tom Brady Orange Refractor Autograph (11/25) – PSA GEM MT 10, PSA/DNA 10 Auto. — PRICE REALIZED: $31,081
  • 1957 Mickey Mantle American League Most Valuable Player Award Trophy (1 of 2 Made by Dieges & Clust) — PRICE REALIZED: $31,081
  • Rare 1967 Topps Stand-Up #1 Pete Rose Thick Cut Die Cut — PRICE REALIZED: $30,343
  • 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle – SGC GD 2 — PRICE REALIZED: $28,255
  • 1998 New York Yankees World Series 10K Gold Ring (w/ Diamonds) Awarded to Pitching Coach & Former Player Rich Monteleone with Presentational Box – Monteleone LOA — PRICE REALIZED: $27,584
  • 1948 Leaf #79 Jackie Robinson Rookie – PSA EX-MT 6 — PRICE REALIZED: $27,584
  • 1996-97 Derek Jeter Signed New York Yankees (Rookie Era) Game Used Batting Helmet with Multiple Photomatches! – JT Sports, Resolution & Beckett LOAs — PRICE REALIZED: $26,896
  • 1991 Washington Redskins Super Bowl XXVI Champions 10K Gold Ring (w/ Diamonds) Awarded to QB Cary Conklin with Presentation Box – Conklin LOA — PRICE REALIZED: $25,686
  • 2002 Brazil FIFA World Cup Champions 14K Gold Medal Awarded to Brazil National Team Member (with Presentation Case) — PRICE REALIZED: $22,796
  • 2019 Topps Archives Signature Series 2018 Finest Rookie #100 Shohei Ohtani “1/1” Autograph Card – PSA MINT 9, PSA/DNA 10 Auto. — PRICE REALIZED: $22,796
  • 1952 Bowman #101 Mickey Mantle – PSA NM-MT 8 — PRICE REALIZED: $22,067
  • 1981 Boston Celtics NBA Champions 14K Gold Ring (w/ Diamond) Presented to Guard Terry Duerod – Widow LOA — PRICE REALIZED: $20,724
  • 1932 Lake Placid Winter Olympic Games 3rd Place Winner’s Bronze Medal: PRICE REALIZED: $20,060
  • 1933 Goudey #149 Babe Ruth – PSA VG-EX 4 — PRICE REALIZED: $20,035
  • Extremely Rare 1910 Christy Mathewson Tuxedo Tobacco Display Box — PRICE REALIZED: $17,126

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