The fifth best set of 1958 Topps baseball cards on PSA’s Set Registry sold recently for $99,000. Part of the high-grade collection of Henri Nuber that sold through Heritage Auctions, the set included all 494 cards with a weighted GPA of 8.07 along with the Felt Emblem insert and one Yellow Letter Variation.
The total price was well over the SMR value.
Nuber’s 8th best 1961 Topps set went for $66,000.
Single cards sold included PSA 10 1964 Topps cards of Sandy Koufax ($37,200) and Hank Aaron ($18,900) and a PSA 9 Mickey Mantle ($18,600).
In all, the collection generated over $985,000.
The sports card boom in the midst of the pandemic remains a popular topic among mainstream media outlets.
“People are sitting at home with nothing to do, with a credit card. There’s only so much time you can spend on Netflix,” said Mitch Adelstein, owner of the Chicago Sports Spectacular show.
The Arlington Daily Herald’s Dave Oberhelman talked with shop owners and others about what else is driving sales.
The Toronto Sun spoke with Topps Project 2020 artist Blake Jamieson about the popularity of the ongoing set during a time of no sports, how the whole thing unfolded and more.
Earlier this month, the 2005-06 The Cup Connor McDavid RPA # to 97 sold for $135,811. Late last week, another of the 99 that were made sold through an eBay auction, again for a big price.
Bidding for one of the six autographed 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth cards in the “Uncle Jimmy Collection” is underway at Wheatland Auctions. This one (#53) was graded PSA 3 MK. As of Sunday, it had reached $92,500. All six cards are expected to fetch well into six figures.
Here’s another nice story that gives us a look at some of the items and how a humble man from New Jersey quietly pieced together a fortune in cards and memorabilia, this one from WGAL-TV:
A Luka Doncic jersey worn in the Canada Series pre-season game back in October just sold through NBA Auctions for $13,000—yes, a pre-season jersey.
Kawhi Leonard’s Clippers jersey from the same game was also among those that crossed the block. See what else has sold recently here.