On the heels of a $13 million auction that closed over the weekend, Goldin Auctions opened its Elite catalog sale Monday night, with some hobby holy grails on the auction block. Nearly two dozen items had passed the $100,000 mark in the first several hours of bidding with two already into seven figures.
The auction includes over 3,200 lots, with a mix of high-end and high-grade modern and vintage cards and memorabilia items.
A 2003-04 LeBron James Upper Deck Exquisite Rookie Patch Autograph graded BGS 9.5 with a 10 autograph was at $1,050,000 as of late Tuesday afternoon. The card’s serial number 23 matches James’ uniform, which is often boosts a card’s appeal in the eyes of some bidders. Goldin is also auctioning a 2003/04 Exquisite factory-sealed case of three boxes.
A BGS 8.5/10 copy of the 2000 Tom Brady Contenders Rookie Championship Ticket had climbed to the $1 million mark as well.
Vintage collectors are chasing one of the highest graded copies of Mickey Mantle’s 1952 Topps card with bidding for the PSA 8 at $700,000 thus far. Just 14 copies on PSA’s Population Report have been graded higher.
Also included in the auction is a Lou Holtz Collection that features 25 items including game-worn clothing, trophies and other memorabilia from the former football coach, such as a signed and inscribed original manuscript for the film “Rudy.” All come with a letter of authenticity from Holtz and 100% of proceeds will go to the Holtz’s Heroes Foundation.
Other items up for bid include a 2006-07 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection 1/1 Logoman LeBron James graded BGS 9; a 2017 Panini Flawless Patrick Mahomes RPA BGS 8/9; a 2017 Panini Prizm Gold Vinyl Mahomes rookie (#3/5) graded PSA 10; a 1/1 2019-20 Flawless Dual Logoman featuring LeBron James and Zion Williamson; a PSA 10 1980-81 Topps Larry Bird-Magic Johnson rookie card; a PSA 10 Michael Jordan Fleer rookie card, an unopened 1986-87 Fleer box; a PSA 9 1953 Topps Jackie Robinson; an autographed 1933 Goudey #14 Babe Ruth graded PSA 8 and a 1910 E98 Ty Cobb SGC 10 from the Black Swamp Find.
The auction closes over two nights, October 23 and 24.