The highest graded example of one of the rarest modern era hockey cards in existence sold for $204,020 early Friday as Lelands closed out its latest catalog auction.
The 1966-67 Bobby Orr Topps USA Test card was graded PSA Mint 9. It’s one of fewer than 100 of its kind ever examined by PSA. It’s now the second most valuable hockey card ever sold at public auction, trailing only the PSA 10 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee Wayne Gretzky, which sold for $465,000 in 2016.
The Orr card wasn’t the biggest seller in the auction, though. A uniform worn by Joe DiMaggio at the tail end of his Yankee career netted $227,854. Rated A8 by MEARS, the jersey was photo-matched to six games, according to Lelands.
Several other jerseys drew big prices in the auction including a 1981 Lawrence Taylor gamer, originally presented to the son of Ray Perkins, who was the Giants coach during Taylor’s rookie season. It sold for $54,301. A 1957 Stan Musial jersey, given to noted St. Louis sportswriter Bob Broeg, brought $49,430 while a 1980 Lynn Swann Steelers jersey reached $28,297.
The ball hit by Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays when he orchestrated his much discussed bat flip after homering during the 2015 American League Division Series soared to $28,253. The ball received national media attention in Canada.
Several player awards were included in the auction including Denny McLain’s 1969 Cy Young trophy which netted $17,118 and Gaylord Perry’s 1975 award, heading to a new home after realizing $12,860.
A 1948-49 Leaf baseball set with all variations and 25 graded cards, sold for $50,131.
A rare 1924 Babe Ruth barnstorming postcard produced by a Dunsmuir, CA photographer and graded by SGC sold for $19,506.
Complete results can be found here.