A pair of trading cards and game worn jerseys from two of the most popular athletes of the century, Mickey Mantle and Michael Jordan sold for a combined $385,000 in the 2017 Goldin Auctions Winter Auction, which closed Sunday evening with the 1,300 lots generating more than $2.75 million in sales.
A 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card graded SGC 86 (NM+) sold for $134,750. Among the 400 copies in the SGC census report, just seven were ranked higher. A PSA 6 Mantle reached $82,075.
A Jordan game-used Bulls home jersey from April 3, 1998, a night on which he scored 41 points and became the NBA’s third all-time leading scorer sold for $68,600. The jersey carried a full letter of authenticity from the Bulls and a certificate from Resolution Photo-Matching.
A Walter Payton game-used Chicago Bears full road uniform, including a white jersey, navy pants and Payton-branded towel sold for $50,400. It included an LOA from the Bears and equipment manager Gary Hager.
A rundown of other sports-related items is below.
Lot #3 – 1921-28 Ty Cobb Hillerich & Bradsby Bat – Dating the final eight years of Cobb’s career. Includes an LOA from MEARS who graded it an A7. ($47,775)
Lot #126 – 1955 Topps #164 Roberto Clemente Rookie Card PSA NM-MT 8 –Among the 4,200 copies graded, just 15 have earned a higher grade. ($36,750)
Lot #395 – 1939-43 Jimmie Foxx Game Used Hillerich & Bradsby Pre-Model Bat PSA/DNA GU 8 ($36,600)
Lot #22 – 1909-11 T206 White Border PSA EX 5 Collection – 179 different cards including a host of Hall of Famers from the most famous card set in the industry – all graded PSA 5 and most with either a Piedmont or Sweet Corporal branded back ($33,600)
Lot #283 – 1980 Philadelphia Eagles NFC Champions Ring – A player’s ring from fullback Leroy Harris. It is just the second such ring to ever be offered at auction ($26,950)
Lot #5 – 2014-15 LeBron James Game Used Cavs Road Jersey – Worn on 11/7/14 in the Cavs 110-101 win at Denver in which James posted 22 points 11 assists and 7 rebounds. Photo-matched with a full LOA from MeiGrey ($26,950)
Lot #12 – Tupac Shakur Tyson-Selden Fight Ticket – The ticket stub from the event Tupac attended the night of his murder ($24,500)
Lot #396 – 1939-40 Joe DiMaggio Game Used Hillerich & Bradsby Pre Model Bat MEARS A8 & PSA GU 7.5 ($22,050)
The Goldin Auctions Babe Ruth Auction opens this Friday, February 3. The company is currently accepting consignments for the Jackie Robinson 70th Anniversary Auction to benefit the Jackie Robinson Foundation and the spring auction.