A jersey worn by Michael Jordan during his final championship season with the Chicago Bulls sold for $80,527 last weekend. The jersey was worn by Jordan against the Los Angeles Lakers on February 1, 1998 and included a Bulls letter of authenticity along with a photo match from that game–one of Chicago’s rare losses during their “three peat” season.
Another Jordan jersey and a complete uniform from the 1997-98 season sold offered by Goldin Auctions sold for over $47,000 combined. In all, the company says it sold $2.6 million worth of memorabilia from more than 1,000 lots.
Another high-profile pro basketball piece was also among the top draws. Hall of Famer John Havlicek’s personal copy of the NBA 50 Greatest Players Lithograph that includes autographs from dozens of the game’s legends and was given to each honored player sold for $74,420.
A collection of 52 lots consigned by Hall of Famer Barry Larkin, including his game-worn University of Michigan jersey and the ball from his first big league hit, brought $80,000 in all. The jersey sold for $13,420.
Several Super Bowl and other championship rings were offered, with a 2012 Baltimore Ravens ring given to LaQuan Williams topping all bids at $62,220. Washington quarterback Mark Rypien’s 1987 Super Bowl ring climbed to $43,920.
Several vintage baseball cards soared to new record prices for their respective grades including an SGC 50 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle ($54,900), a 1955 Topps Roberto Clemente rookie card rated PSA 8 ($58,560) and a 1933 Goudey Nap Lajoie graded PSA 5 ($31,720).
Other sales included:
Lot #471– “Shoeless” Joe Jackson Autograph ($36,600)
Lot #126 – 1976 NY Nets ABA Championship Player’s Ring – Ted McClain ($29,280)
Lot #381 – Jackie Robinson circa 1949-50 Game Used Brooklyn Dodgers Cap ($29,280)
Lot #967 – 1967 Jim Taylor Game Used New Orleans Saints White Jersey ($26,840)
Lot #94– Possibly Unique 1949 Philadelphia Eagles NFL Championship Ring ($26,840)
Lot #662– 1909-11 T206 White Border Collection (333) Including Many Hall of Famers ($24,400)
Lot #13– Set of “First Five” HOF Inductees Signed Checks (Ruth, Mathewson, Cobb, Wagner and Johnson) ($23,180)
“I am excited for our consignors and bidders that we have once again set numerous records and made some truly special pieces of memorabilia available.” said Ken Goldin, Founder of Goldin Auctions.
Full results can be seen at www.GoldinAuctions.com.