The second ranked 1975 Topps Baseball set on PSA’s Set Registry sold for $600,000 Sunday night at Goldin Auctions.
While most ungraded higher quality 1975 Topps sets in can be had for under $1,000, this one required a lot of work. Painstakingly pieced together, all but two cards in the 660-card set are graded either Gem Mint 10 (308) or Mint 9 (350). Only card #16 (Frank Tanana PSA 8) and #475 (Darrell Evans PSA 8.5) are less. Both the George Brett and Robin Yount rookie cards are rated 9.
Another set also generated significant attention from bidders: a complete 1986-87 Fleer Basketball set with all but one card graded PSA 10 including the Michael Jordan rookie card sold for $510,000. Only the notoriously difficult Johnny Moore card was ranked lesser (PSA 9).
Those weren’t the highest selling lots in the auction, though. A 2003-04 Exquisite LeBron James Rookie Patch Autograph graded BGS 8/9 (#72/99) netted $960,000 while a 2009-10 Panini National Treasures Gold Steph Curry signed patch rookie autograph (#18/25) graded BGS 9.5 went for $840,000.
A 2002-03 Upper Deck Logomania Michael Jordan game-used autographed patch card rocketed to $360,000 while the lone PSA 9 2006 Futera Grand Prix “Next” Lewis Hamilton card, issued a year before the seven-time champ made his Formula 1 debut, sold for $312,000.
Cards of baseball prospects were hot items, led by a 2021 Bowman Draft Marcelo Mayer Autographed SuperFractor graded PSA 9/10 that reached $132,000.
A 1981 Topps Joe Montana rookie card graded PSA 10 was also among the lots to crack the six figure barrier at $103,200.