Pristine Auction has launched weekly sports card auctions that include both vintage and modern issues.
This week’s sale includes over 1,400 items, including singles, sets and unopened material. An autographed 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan rookie sticker heads the list along with multiple certified autographed Jordan cards, Willie Mays and Roberto Clemente rookies, a 1933 Goudey Sport Kings Babe Ruth, a Joe Namath rookie and a 2000 Playoff Contenders Football hobby box.
“Sports Cards are part of why I started PristineAuction.com and given we have so many, it was time for them to have their own dedicated auction,” said Jared Kavlie, President and Founder.
Each auction ends Sunday at 8 PM and includes both reserve and no items.
That fresh find of 1952 Topps baseball high numbers was sold Sunday night. The collection was consigned to Love Of The Game Auctions by members of a family who found them among their late father’s childhood toys.
Some of the cards measured shorter than the generally accepted standard for 1952s, including the Mickey Mantle, which was otherwise virtually pack fresh.
The card sold for $52,329, despite the “A” designation from PSA. A PSA 6 Eddie Mathews from the same collection netted $19,680.
It took just 8 minutes for Mile High Card Company’s current auction to pass $1 million in bids when the gate opened on August 17.
Bidding then hit the $2 million mark an hour later, thanks to some big ticket items including a T206 Honus Wagner PSA 1 (current high bid of $730,000), a T206 Ty Cobb with Ty Cobb back PSA 4.5 (currently at $480,000) and a partial box of 1948 Bowman baseball (currently at $135,511).
The auction concludes on Thursday, September 3 with their next big sale planned for December.
The annual September Nashville Card and Collectible Show won’t be held this year. The gathering at Lighthouse Christian School is usually held twice per year, with smaller twice monthly events throughout the rest of the calendar. The September and February shows draw large crowds and a sellout dealer roster.
Nashville remains in Phase 2 of its re-opening plan, however, meaning no more than 25 people are supposed to congregate in any one place at one time. With several hundred people typically spread across three connected school buildings, there was no way the show could take place.
Promoter Jeff Roberts says he’s hoping the February event will happen.