A Sandy Koufax rookie card graded PSA 9 sold for $204,000 in a recent auction of one of the PSA Set Registry’s top 1955 Topps sets. Bested only three times in over 6,000 submissions, the card’s sale marked the second time Heritage Auctions has sold a Koufax rookie for over $200,000 since last summer.
In the same auction, a Harmon Killebrew rookie, one of only 19 graded 9 by PSA, sold for $38,000.
The 1955 and 1958 Topps sets, which rank second and fourth, respectively, on the PSA Set Registry, were sold as individual single-card lots in the Extended Bidding format sale.
The top selling card from the 1958 set, was a Mickey Mantle #150 graded 9 which sold for $26,400. No 10s exist.
Forbes’ David Seideman chronicles what’s driving the prices of the pristine old store model gloves (like the Ray Chapman model at left) and other items that made their way to the open market after the owner of an old building cleaned out a storage cellar.
Tickets for the 2017 National Sports Collectors Convention are now on sale. While tickets are always available at the door, ordering online will save you a few bucks and might save you some time getting into the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL this summer.
General admission tickets are $19 in advance and $22 at the door. VIP passes are also being sold on the show’s website.
The Duke grad who bought Christian Laettner’s jersey, worn during one of college basketball’s most memorable games, talked with ESPN about why he spent six figures on the shirt.