After seeing several more cards reach six-figure prices Sunday night, Goldin Auctions tallied up the two-day total for its Winter Auction. The result was a staggering $45.2 million intake for over 5,000 items—an average of around $9,000 per lot.
“Our latest Winter Auction smashed the previous industry record we set in January for the highest-grossing sports collectible auction ever by more than 40 percent. In the process, we experienced our highest individual user participation ever and exceeded our all-time high for total number of bids placed by 35 percent,” said company founder Ken Goldin, who is getting a $40 million capital boost from outside investors.
After five cards sold for over $1 million each on Saturday night, bidders returned to chase some less expensive lots on Sunday. The results were no less impressive. A 2009 National Treasures Steph Curry Rookie Patch Autograph sold for a record setting $430,500. A 2019 Immaculate Logoman Ja Morant 1/1 netted $248,460, the most ever paid for a Morant card of any kind. A 1986 Interlake Michael Jordan graded PSA 10 rocketed to $233,700, a record for the obscure card issued by a Chicago area Boy Scouts group.
Fan interest in soccer items reached a new high during the auction, with about $1 million in sales for collectibles during the event. The sale of a 2019 Topps Chrome Bundesliga Erling Haaland Orange parallel graded PSA 10 for $124,230 marked the most ever paid for a modern era soccer card (2005-present). The new mark for a box of soccer cards was set when a 2004 Mega Cracks box with possible Lionel Messi rookie cards inside hammered at $87,330.
Collectors also chased some other key basketball cards including a 1972-73 Topps Julius Erving rookie card graded PSA 9 that changed hands for $59,040, a new record for the grade.
Complete results for both days are on the company’s website.
Prices include a 23 percent buyer’s premium that’s lowered to 20 percent if the buyer pays on time and doesn’t use a credit card.
Goldin’s 2021 Spring Auction is slated for late March and they’re also accepting consignments for their upcoming Monthly Card Auctions and Goldin Elite Auction of high value items, which is anticipated to take place in April.