Goldin was set to open its November Elite Auction on Tuesday night, with high end modern cards and game worn jerseys of some NBA greats among nearly 350 available lots.
Expected to draw the most attention: the 1/1 2008-09 UD Exquisite Collection NBA All Access Triple Logoman Michael Jordan/Larry Bird/Magic Johnson Game-Used patch card. Holdered as Authentic by PSA, it carries a $200,000 minimum bid.
The auction also features a 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Ticket #144 Tom Brady rookie auto (#026/100) graded BGS NM-MT 8 with a 10 autograph grade, a 2009-10 Topps Chrome Gold Refractor #101 Stephen Curry rookie (#15/50) rated BGS GEM MINT 9.5, the 2021-22 Panini National Treasures 1-1 Logoman #123 Cade Cunningham RPA (#1/1) graded BGS MINT 9/10 and the 2018 Panini National Treasures NFL Shield #165 Lamar Jackson 1/1 RPA graded PSA NM+ 7.5.
Memorabilia up for grabs includes a “three-time heavyweight champ” ring given made for Muhammad Ali in 1978 ($50,000 MB), a 2002-03 Michael Jordan game-used, photo matched and autographed Washington Wizards home jersey ($25,000 MB), a signed and inscribed LeBron James jersey from a 2008 game against the Detroit Pistons and a December 2013 Kobe Bryant game-used jersey from a road game against the Charlotte Bobcats.
Bidding runs through Nov. 26.
That PSA 5 1914 Cracker Jack Joe Jackson we mentioned late last month sold on eBay for $105,100. Only three are graded higher than a PSA 5, out of 34 submissions to PSA.
This sale follows a few other major sports card sales on eBay so far this year including a 1948 Bowman Basketball HOF PSA 9 sold for $800K in March, and a Tom Brady rookie card sold for $2.3M in February.
Topps has released a 15-card print on demand set for the Houston Astros’ World Series championship.
The checklist includes a team championship card and 14 individual players including MVP Jeremy Pena.
Base card parallels are randomly inserted–numbered anywhere from 49 to 1. Parallels are in addition to the base card in each order.
The sets are available via this page on Topps’ website until December 4.
Catcher Christian Vazquez is auctioning the cleats he wore while catching the combined no-hitter in Game 4.
The custom shoes from Stadium Custom Kicks feature a tribute to Minute Maid Park in Houston.
It’s being conducted through Drippy, which partners with athletes and celebrities for auctions that benefit their favorite charities.
An impressive memorabilia haul from signature moments of the Astros World Series championship has arrived at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.
Following the Astros’ 4-1 win on Saturday night, the team, its players and manager donated several artifacts that will eventually go on display.
HouItems donated by the Astros following Game 6 in Houston include:
- Bat used by Yordan Álvarez in Game 6 when he hit a go-ahead 3-run home run in the 6thinning
- Jersey worn in Game 2 and wristbands worn in Game 6 by Astros manager Dusty Baker, as well as his signature toothpicks
- Spikes worn in Game 6 by Astros closer Ryan Pressly, who did not allow a run in 10 Postseason appearances
- Jersey worn in Game 1 by World Series MVP Jeremy Peña, who hit .400 with two doubles and a home run in the World Series
- Spikes worn in Game 5 by Justin Verlander when he earned his first World Series win
- Glove used by Chas McCormick in Game 5 when he made an incredible catch in the 9thinning
- Ball thrown by Cristian Javier in Game 4 and signed by all four pitchers who combined on just the second World Series no-hitter, as well as catcher Christian Vázquez
- Rosin bag from Game 4’s combined no-hitter
- Scorecard kept by Hall of Famer and FOX broadcaster John Smoltz from Game 4’s combined no-hitter
The Astros also donated a bat that ALCS MVP Jeremy Peña used during the ALCS. From the Phillies, Alec Bohm donated the bat he used in Game 3 to hit the 1,000th home run in World Series history.
These and other pieces from the 2022 Postseason will be featured in the Autumn Glory exhibit, which will be on display through the 2023 Postseason. Timing on the opening will be announced in the coming weeks.