Ruth. Mantle. Jordan.
The usual suspects were among the most sought after names in Goldin Auctions’ October Legends catalog, which wrapped up early Sunday morning. A 1952 Topps Mantle graded SGC 86 (7.5) was at the top of the list when the final results were tabulated, selling for $125,205.
An autographed 1959 Mantle game jersey also drew a crowd of interested bidders, netting $92,062. A Jordan jersey from the game in which he collected his 5000th career NBA assist, including a letter of authenticity from the Chicago Bulls, sold for $73,650 and an original photo showing Ruth with his father behind the bar of the family’s Baltimore tavern rocketed to $62,602.
Only three examples of the authentic original photograph have ever been authenticated as a Type I photograph by PSA/DNA and made publicly available from this widely produced image.
The auction, which began last month, included hundreds of vintage and modern sports cards and memorabilia.
The second highest price was for a PSA 5 copy of the rare T206 Eddie Plank card, which found a new home at $119,067 including the 20% buyer’s premium.
Among the more unique pieces was a silver presentation bat given by students at Notre Dame to 19th century baseball star Cap Anson, which soared to $57,692.
Several from the collection of long-time major leaguer Rusty Staub were sold on consignment including his 1986 Mets World Series ring which sold for $36,825.
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