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.
Game used memorabilia offered in the auction included the jersey worn on Opening Day of Aaron Judge’s 2017 American League Rookie of the Year season. The Yankees road jersey went for $68,482.
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.