Heritage Auctions sold $57.4 million worth of sports cards and memorabilia in 2016. The figure accounted for a sizeable chunk of overall auction sales at the Dallas-based company but not the largest category.
Heritage says sports sales increased significantly over 2015 when $42 million was generated through the company’s auctions.
The Charles Conlon Collection of baseball photographs, set the mark as the most valuable lot that Heritage Sports has sold at auction. The archive sold for more than $1.7 million. The company also sold a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 8.5 for over $1.13 million, the highest price ever paid for a post-WWII card.
U.S. Coins remains Heritage’s largest category, with 2016 auction totals exceeding $192 million.
For the first time, Heritage’s clientele now includes more than one million online registered bidder-members, with nearly 90,000 new members added in 2016.
The company also expanded its national footprint, opening an office in Palm Beach, Florida, and a full-service showroom in Chicago.
Heritage is the world’s third largest auction house, selling in collectibles, luxury real estate and numerous other realms.