It was an Ohtani palooza in Goldin Auctions’ latest monthly card sale.
Some of the two-way sensation’s best cards were drawing record bids late Saturday night. A 2018 Bowman Chrome Orange Refractor (#14/25) graded BGS 9.5/10 sold for $148,830.
A Gold (#28/50) Refractor auto netted $40,590 while a Blue Refractor (#37/150) went for $29,520. All represented new highs for the card and the grade, according to the auction house. A lot of 17 Ohtani cards all serial numbered 1/1 including the 2018 Bowman Chrome Superfractor auto, ended at $297,660.
“Shohei Ohtani is doing things that should not be humanly possible on a baseball diamond and watching the value of his cards and memorabilia soar in real-time is amazing,” said Goldin Auctions Executive Chairman and Founder Ken Goldin.
Other sales included a 2003-04 Topps Chrome Black Refractor LeBron James rookie card #481/500 graded PSA 10 ($233,7700), a 2003-04 SP Inkredible Inkscriptions LeBron graded BGS 10 ($185,730) and a PSA 10 Fleer Michael Jordan rookie card ($270,600).
The first ever Kentucky Card Collector Con brought sports, non-sports, gaming and sneaker collectors to the newly renovated Central Bank Center in Lexington over the weekend.
Attached to Rupp Arena, home of the Kentucky Wildcats, the show was held Saturday and Sunday inside two halls with about 140 vendors.
Fans lined up for autographs from Darryl Strawberry, Ickey Woods and wrestler Jake “The Snake” Roberts. JSA representatives were on hand available to accept submissions and authenticate autographs.
The show was organized and promoted by Jarrod Greer, who conducts the annual Lexington Comic and Toy Convention.
Current and former players are making their way back to shows after the pandemic.
Eighty-four-year-old Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson was still making fans happy–even if they weren’t there–at the CSA show at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, VA on Sunday.
Also making a rare autograph appearance was Steelers great Troy Polamalu.
…and New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones was passing signatures to Giants fans in rival territory.