Oscar Robertson’s NBA championship ring Hall of Fame ring sold for more than $150,000 combined in the Leland’s Invitational Auction over the weekend. The Hall of Famer consigned 51 items from his career to the auction including game-worn jerseys, awards and other memorabilia.
Robertson’s 1971 NBA title ring, won during his time as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks, sold for $91,138 while his Hall of Fame ring went for $60,659. A game-worn Bucks home jersey from the 1973-74 season reached $50,131 while his 1959 University of Cincinnati #12 home jersey went for $37,663.
The highest price in the auction, though, was for a group of 1976 Topps football cards.
Not just any lot. This one featured over 125,000 cards, many appearing fresh from vending. The collection sold for a whopping $92,761. While the lot didn’t have any Walter Payton cards, there were thousands of other high-grade rookie cards and Hall of Famers.
The group came from a recent consignment that was labeled as the “Hoarder Collection,” held for many years by a long-time hobbyist who accumulated millions of vintage cards. Numerous large were offered, dating from the 1950s-1980s. A group of over 50,000 high-grade 1976-77 Topps basketball climbed to $48,841. Even a group of over 100,000 1980s football with hundreds of rookie cards, went for $48,178.
Leading the way among high-end vintage single cards was a PSA 7 copy of the 1948-49 Leaf Satchel Paige which sold for $66,725.
The #1-rated Don Mattingly collection on PSA’s Set Registry attracted a lot of interest among modern era collectors with the high-end career accumulation closing at $35,764.
All prices include a 20% buyer’s premium. Complete results can be found here.