Bidders spent $14 million at Goldin Auctions over the weekend, snapping up everything from Babe Ruth memorabilia to Zion Williamson’s shoes. The record-setting two-part “Elite Auction” concluded on Sunday night, grossing about $14 million in sales for just 359 lots.
The 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects Mike Trout Superfractor was responsible for a large chunk of that when it became the highest priced trading card ever sold but Sunday night’s second half offered hundreds of other items including more action on other modern era cards.
A 2016 Bowman Chrome Prospects Red Refractors Autograph card of Fernando Tatis Jr. (#3 of 5) sold for about as much money as the San Diego Padres young star will make on the field in 2020. The BGS 9.5/10 example of one of his most desirable prospect cards found a new home for $217,000 (it’ll be $222,630 if the buyer pays by credit card or doesn’t get his payment to the company within 10 days).
One of the few PSA-graded 1984-85 Star Company Michael Jordan rookie cards set a new record for the 8 grade at $75,000—the same territory occupied by a BGS 9.5 2015 Bowman Chrome Red Refractor Cody Bellinger and a PSA 10 Connor McDavid rookie card from Upper Deck The Cup.
“We are thrilled that our Inaugural Goldin Elite Auction generated such interest. It was the highest revenue producing auction in our history and we will be doing one again in the coming months,” promised Ken Goldin, Founder of Goldin Auctions.
Two of those consignments are already in house. Goldin showcased two of them on social media over the weekend: a T206 Honus Wagner and a 2013-14 National Treasures Giannis Antetokounmpo 1/1 Logo Man Autograph card.
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In the meantime, the company is taking in consignments for its upcoming October Legends Auction.