One of the three 1915 Cracker Jack Ty Cobb cards graded PSA 9 (mint) sold for a record-setting $432,000 in Heritage Auctions’ latest Premium Sports Card Catalog Auction early Friday morning.
The Cobb card was the headliner in an auction that featured high-grade and rare cards from the 19th century to the modern era.
The price, which included a 20% buyer’s premium, was $375,000 higher than the final price for a PSA 8 Cobb offered in another auction last summer.
The only SGC-graded 1916 Babe Ruth rookie card with a Famous & Barr advertising back soared to $93,332, despite a low-grade of 10 (Poor). Famous & Barr was a St. Louis department store and one of numerous sponsors for the black-and-white cards produced more than a century ago.
A 1915 Red Sox Real Photo Postcard featuring a young Ruth and rated PSA 3 sold for $64,800 while a 1933 Goudey #149 Ruth graded PSA 8 netted $90,000.
The auction also included a PSA 9 Hank Aaron rookie card which sold for $192,000. Two of the last four sales of Aaron rookies had topped $200,000 with the other two soaring past $300,000.
The top-selling modern era items included a 1986-87 Fleer wax box ($66,000) and a 1998 Playoff Contenders Peyton Manning autographed card graded PSA 10 ($43,200).
Other sales included:
- 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 7 $132,000
- 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle SGC 84 $114,000
- 1963 Topps Pete Rose PSA 9 $74,132
- 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle rookie SGC 88 $66,000
- 1952 Topps Andy Pafko PSA 8 $57,600
- 1951 Bowman Willie Mays PSA 8 $50,400