Collectors who are ready to buy themselves a last minute Christmas gift might find something inside one of the final auction events of 2021. Over 2,300 lots are on the block in Goldin Auctions’ December Card and Memorabilia Auction, set to run through Saturday.
The auction runs the gamut–from decades old card sets to graded, high-end rookie cards issued over the last few years as well as hundreds of lots featuring memorabilia, some of it game-used.
Among the highlights: 22 more items from Cal Ripken’s personal collection that the Hall of Famer consigned to Goldin earlier this year. Among them: a 1997 Orioles alternate-style jersey with the Jackie Robinson anniversary patch as well as game-worn jerseys, bats and caps.
Among the modern cards up for auction is a 2003-04 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection LeBron James rookie autograph (#226/250). Graded BGS 9.5, the card has a current high bid of $75,000. A PSA 10 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan from the collection of well known DJ/music producer/collector Steve Aoki will bring a six-figure price. Another high-end Jordan card is the 1998-99 Upper Deck Jordan Jersey Autographs Game Used Jersey card (#5/23) rated BGS MINT 9.
Recently issued cards on the block include a 1/1 2017 Select Rookie Signatures Die-Cut Patrick Mahomes rookie, a 2021 Panini Absolute KABOOM! Gold Brady (#7/10) graded PSA 9; a 2018 KABOOM Lionel Messi (#10/10) BGS 9.5; a 2016 Panini Contenders Super Bowl Ticket Dak Prescott 1/1 autographed rookie card graded BGS 8.5 and a 2020-21 Panini National Treasures LaMelo Ball rookie patch autograph (#65/99) BGS 9.
Vintage sets include lower grade 1933 Goudey, 1951 Bowman Baseball, 1952 Topps Baseball with a PSA 3 Mickey Mantle and 1953 Topps. Other highlights include three 1961-62 Fleer Basketball packs, a group of ten PSA 5 Nolan Ryan rookie cards and another lot of five PSA 6 Ryan rookies.
Bidding ends December 18 on Goldin’s website.