Andre Dawson’s 1987 NL MVP award sold for $117,855 as Goldin Auctions closed out its 2015 Summer Auction over the weekend.
The second of two sections closed early Sunday with items from the Hall of Famer’s personal collection among several hundred items up for bid. A week earlier, Goldin sold dozens of high-end items in a live auction at the National Sports Collectors Convention, headlined by a PSA 8 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle that sold for over $400,000.
In all, the live event and the online auction completed the next weekend brought in over $4.4 million in sports, entertainment and pop culture memorabilia. Bidding began last month and when it was over, several industry records were set.
“The combination of our live and online auction was once again well-received by collectors as there was very active bidding both at the live event and our online event,” said Ken Goldin Founder of Goldin Auctions. “We are thrilled to have brought so many unique items to auction, many for the first time, and to have realized record prices for many of our consigners. It was especially gratifying to arrange a post-auction private transaction for the 1932 Babe Ruth cap for $261,000.”
The cap was originally presented from the personal collection of legendary Yankees manager Joe McCarthy as a gift to a young newspaper delivery boy named Robert O’Brian in McCarthy’s adopted home town of Buffalo, New York.
Here’s a look at some of the other highlights from the second half of the auction. You can see all of the realized prices on the company’s website.
ONLINE AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS (*Closed Aug 8)
Lot #144 – 1986 NY Mets World Series Championship Ring ($13,365)
Lot #152 – 2002 Anaheim Angels World Series Ring (10,935)
Lot #414 – 2012 Mike Trout Rookie Season Game Used Bat ($10,327)
Lot #219 – 2003 Derek Jeter Signed Game Used Jersey ($9,720)
Lot #489 – 2010 Mike Trout Game Used and Signed Fielder’s Glove ($9,112)
Lot #210 – 2000 Barry Bonds Signed SF Giants Game Used Uniform ($7,897)
Lot #768 – 1956 Topps Baseball PSA Graded Set ($7,897)
Lot #737 – 1948 Bowman Baseball Complete Set (#13 on the PSA Set Registry) – ($6,682)
Lot #757 – 1955 Robert Clemente Topps #164 Rookie Card PSA NM 7 ($6,682)
Lot #758 – 1955 Topps Baseball PSA Graded Set ($6,682)