A 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle graded CSG 8 sold for $1,253,185. late Saturday night as SCP Auctions closed out its 2022 Fall Premier Auction. The card, which had been crossed over from another company’s holder by a private collector earlier this year, is now the highest priced card ever graded by CSG. It’s at least the 11th 1952 Mantle card sold at public auction for over $1 million.
The auction also saw big returns on some other vintage cards. Another 1952 Topps Mantle graded CSG VG-EX+ 4.5 went for $100,266, while a pair of 1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb cards set records for their grades. A PSA NM 7 Old Mill Ty Cobb Bat Off Shoulder sold for $73,296 and a PSA NM 7 Piedmont 150 Cobb Bat On Shoulder brought $66,632.
The signed and inscribed jersey Shohei Ohtani wore on Jackie Robinson Day 2022 realized $68,482 while a 1972 Hank Aaron Atlanta Braves gamer given an SGC Superior grade brought $55,152.
A Babe Ruth game model from 1918-22 with a PSA/DNA GU 7.5 grade went for $131,821.
The auction also included several pieces of championship jewelry including a 1927 New York Yankees World Series ring presented to outfielder Ben Paschal that saw a final price of $151,652.
Jeremy Hill’s massive 2018 New England Patriots Super Bowl LIII championship ring took in $91,151, a 1978 Muhammad Ali “Three Times World Champ” ring gifted to him by his longtime trainer Angelo Dundee brought $53,759, and a 2000 Los Angeles Lakers championship ring given to Playboy founder Hugh Hefner by former Lakers owner Jerry Buss went for $41,372.
A 1919 Shoeless Joe Jackson Type I photograph finished at $59,135 while a 1927 shot of the famed “Murderer’s Row,” (Ruth, Gehrig, Lazzeri) sold for $28,612.
SCP also presented the collection of Ukraine Olympian Yuriy Cheban. The retired sprint canoeist saw his 2016 Rio de Janeiro gold bring $55,152, his 2012 London gold sell for $41,435, and his 2008 Beijing bronze medal take in $12,865. The proceeds will benefit Ukraine’s Olympic Circle charity, which directly funds Cheban’s home country’s defense and recovery efforts.
Rare vintage baseball advertising displays from a one owner collection rounded out the auction. A C. 1910 Sure Shot Chewing Tobacco three panel display brought $43,985, a circa 1910 Christy Mathewson Tuxedo Tobacco display sold for $18,236, and a 1933 Goudey Big League Gum window display took in $15,180.
Among the other auction highlights:
- 1966 Topps Master Complete Set (7.982 GPA) #11 On PSA Registry among 100% complete Master sets —$55,068
- 1963 Topps #200 Mickey Mantle – SGC MINT 9 —$28,991
- Only Known 1908 London Summer Olympics 18K gold winner’s medal for golf(refused by defending champ George Lyon and the last one issued before golf’s 100+ Year Absence at Olympics — $28,255
- Bobby Jones’ 2019 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame induction ring —$26,701
- 1986 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan – PSA MINT 9 —$26,701
- 1957 Topps #77 Bill Russell rookie card autographed in green ink- PSA EX 5 & PSA/DNA 9 Auto.— $23,387
- 1933 Goudey #144 Babe Ruth – PSA VG-EX 4 —$20,060
- 1965 Topps #207 Pete Rose – PSA MINT 9 —$18,368
- 1954 Red Heart Mickey Mantle – PSA MINT 9 -— $18,214
- Clyde Lovellette’s 1988 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame induction ring – Lovellette Family LOA —$18,214
Complete results can be found here.