Memory Lane's spring auction concluded with a PSA 9 Willie Mays rookie card nearly breaking into six figures.
Someone wanted a Willie Mays rookie card really bad. A pristine '51 Bowman card of the Sey Hey Kid highlighted Memory Lane's spring auction. The PSA 9 graded card generated 57 bids and a final price of $79,500. With the company's 17.5% buyer's premium, the final price was $93,412. It's believed to be a record price. For comparison, most PSA 8 Mays rookie cards sold in the last several months, went for between $8,000 and $10,000.
A PSA 10 1949 Bowman Duke Snider toook runner-up honors with a $49,000 winning bid that realized a total of $57,575 and 65 bids.
Fitting that on the weekend baseball honored the 60th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's entrance into the majors that a mint Robinson card from the 1955 Topps issue reach a phenomenal price of $44,317 (with BP). The Robinson card drew 49 bids for Memory Lane.
Other highlights from the sale included:
- 1969-70 Topps basketball 24-pack wax box (all packs graded) $37,600
- 1933 DeLong Lou Gehrig PSA 8 $38,775
- 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 7 $30,550
- 1934 Tour of Japan baseball autographed by Babe Ruth & others $17,875
1951 Bowman Willie Mays PSA 5 Rookie
Time Remaining: 19h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $1,750.00
1952 Topps Baseball Willie Mays Rookie Card PSA 5
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Willie Mays Autographed Signed 1951 Bowman Rookie Card PSA DNA 81962415
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Buy It Now for only: $3,750.00
1951 NY GIANTS SIGNED TEAM BASEBALL PSA DNA w WILLIE MAYS MONTE IRVIN ROOKIE
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Buy It Now for only: $1,599.00
1952 Bowman 218 Willie Mays Fame Signature Willie May PSA 3 VG mk Elite Rare
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1955 BOWMAN 184 HOFer AND GIANT LEGEND WILLIE MAYS PSA GRADED VG EX 4 NICER
$42.04 (5 Bids)
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1968 Topps WILLIE MAYS 50 PSA 8 NM MT HIGH END HOF
$99.99 (1 Bid)
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1954 Topps Willie Mays 90 PSA 3 VG New York Giants Hall of Fame HOF High End
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WILLIE MAYS 1971 TOPPS GREATEST MOMENTS 41 PSA 8
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Buy It Now for only: $795.00