Goldin Auctions says it broke an opening day record, recording $9 million in bids in the first 24 hours of its Elite Auction that opened Sunday. The company also announced plans to expand the number of auctions it had planned for 2021.
Founder/CEO Ken Goldin says the amount doubled the highest recorded one-day total in the company’s history, exclusive of the final day of bidding.
“Our registered user base is growing by leaps and bounds on a weekly basis,” Goldin stated. He called the demand from potential buyers “overwhelming.”
Goldin says he has adjusted his auction schedule to accommodate the heavy demand, compacting deadlines and creating some shorter auctions to allow consignors to bring items to market more quickly. “Each month will be led off by an exclusive seven-day trading card auction, followed by a traditional card and memorabilia auction,” he explained.
Goldin’s current auction opened Sunday and will close over a two-day period Jan. 30 and 31. Its first monthly trading card auction will run from Feb. 5-11 with consignments accepted up until Jan. 29.
Here’s the remainder of the company’s schedule for the first quarter of 2021:
2021 Winter Auction (February 15th – February 27th/28th) – Consignment Deadline: January 25th
Monthly Card Auction (March 5th – March 11th) – Consignment Deadline: February 26th
2021 Spring Auction (March 15th – March 27th/28th) – Consignment Deadline: February 22nd
Monthly Card Auction (April 2nd – April 8th) – Consignment Deadline: January 29th
Goldin Elite Auction (April 11th – May 1st/2nd) – Consignment Deadline: March 19th