There’s a little of everything in the new Goldin Auctions catalog. When you’re selling Ty Cobb’s dentures AND a Giannis Antetokounmpo jersey, you’ve kind of covered the whole spectrum of the sports collecting world as it stands in 2021.
The company has launched its Summer Premium Card and Memorabilia Auction—a massive online event that includes over 8,800 lots.
A little over a week after one of them sold for more than $500,000, Goldin’s catalog leads off with another PSA 10 Larry Bird/Magic Johnson rookie card. It’s one of thousands of high-end basketball cards in the sale and bidding had already climbed to $220,000 less than 24 hours into the auction. One of the 318 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan rookie cards is also on the block and stood at over $200,000 in the early going.
The auction’s wide scope of cards also includes an autographed 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #149, an unsigned Ruth #181 graded PSA 8, a T206 Eddie Plank (PSA 4) and a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle (SGC 7.5).
Modern era card highlights include the highest graded 2003-04 UD “Exquisite Collection” Emblems Of Endorsement Game Used Patch Autograph (#08/15). Graded BGS 9.5/10, it was already nearing $200,000 on Monday. Basketball collectors will also find the lone PSA 10 copy of the 2003-04 UD Glass “1-2 Combo Jersey” #LJ/MJ Michael Jordan/Kobe Bryant Dual Signed Game Used Jersey Patch card (#05/10).
There are 140 lots of unopened boxes and cases, as well as several packs of 2000 Playoff Contenders football cards that will be broken on a live stream next month with NFL reporter Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Memorabilia old and new is included, starting with some out of the ordinary baseball pieces. Collectors can chew on whether to bid for a rare 1914 Joe Jackson Cracker Jack card—or on Cobb’s old false teeth.
Jackson’s old South Carolina driver’s license, bearing his rare signature, dates to the 1940s.
Modern memorabilia includes the Antetokounmpo jersey, which comes to market as the Milwaukee Bucks look to hold off the Phoenix Suns one more time and claim the first NBA title for the franchise in 50 years. Also up for bids is a 2019 Luka Doncic Dallas Mavericks jersey from his 42 point triple-double game in which he became the second player younger than 21 years old to accomplish that feat.
The auction is scheduled to close over a two-night period, August 7 and 8.