Six high grade T206 baseball cards accounted for over a quarter million dollars in sales in a Goodwin & Company auction.
There’s no recession for vintage baseball cards when the subjects in question carry mint labels from the grading and authentication companies.
A group of PSA 9 T206 cards paced the hundreds of items offered in the Goodwin & Company catalog sale that closed in the wee hours of last Friday morning. Top price went to a T206 Walter Johnson portrait that sold for $72,675 including the company’s 17.5% buyer’s premium tacked on to the winning bid. 26 bids were made on the card.
A mint Cy Young "bare hand shows" card was runner-up with a realized price of $60,061, while the third card reaching $40,000 or more was a Willie Keeler "with bat" that will cost the winner $40,100. A Frank Chance ‘portrait’ sold for $36,454, a Chief Bender portrait for $30,127, a John McGraw portrait for $30,127 and a Ty Cobb portrait (red background) for $27,388.
Goodwin offered two of one of the year’s most talked-about issues, the 1869 Peck & Snyder Cincinnati Red Stockings trade card. The small variation and the larger card were both offered in the sale, with the small version selling for $29,711 and the larger variety bringing $22,321.
Babe Ruth baseball cards rarely disappoint and a rarity was offered in this sale. A 1916 Weil Baking Company Ruth card, graded SGC 40, sold for $23,184.
Another scarce card, the 1912 Plow’s Candy Ty Cobb, graded PSA 4, sold for $21,494.
A 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle, graded SGC 30, sold for $7048.
Tops on the baseball memorabilia rundown was a Mickey Mantle-Roger Maris autographed baseball, graded PSA/DNA 10 that was purchased for $7207.
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