The last major catalog sale of 2016 has proven to be the richest of the calendar year, drawing $14,037,343 in winning bids according to Heritage Auctions, which has totaled the numbers from its Fall Auction last weekend.
The Mantle card is the first $1 million auction sale of a post-World War II baseball card.
The Gary Carter Collection, featuring the personal keepsakes of the Hall of Fame catcher, headlined the second session of the auction, drawing $550,000 in bids for a wide array of game used gear, awards and general ephemera.
Game used relics included the baseball that recorded the final out ball from the 1908 World Series, which found a new owner at $119,500.
In all, Heritage says it sold $56 million worth of sports memorabilia in its 2016 auctions.
Gary Ackerman says his grandfather started their dealership back in 1923 and he saw the ball as a link to his family’s history with the company.
Excited about landing the one-of-a-kind piece, he spoke with Forbes.com about the newest addition to his collection.