Goldin Auctions says it just sold one of the 23 1997 Upper Deck Game Used Jersey autograph cards for $425,000. The private sale eclipsed the previous record of $420,000 set in late August of this year. One of the earliest pack-pulled autograph cards, it card features a blue signature of Jordan and a large piece of his game jersey. One of the most sought-after Jordan insert cards, it was encapsulated as Authentic by PSA.
“In what has already been a record setting year, it is only fitting that a new record Michael Jordan card sale took place.,” stated Ken Goldin, founder and CEO. “It is an honor to hold the current record for highest price paid for a Michael Jordan, LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo, all in 2020.”
Over the weekend, Goldin also auctioned the 1997 Chevy Tahoe the Orioles gave to Cal Ripken Jr. after he broke Lou Gehrig’s record for consecutive games played. The vehicle, with Ripken’s old equipment bag filled with signed and game-used items went for $31,980.
The package deal also included a Zoom call with the Hall of Famer.
Proceeds go to the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation.
Long-time collector and 49ers fan Martin Jacobs has collected a treasure trove of stories about the team’s original home.
Kezar Stadium: 49ers Fans Remember is a 246-page book that draws on the recollections of people who attended games at the stadium from 1946-1971. Jacobs himself is one of those fans, who grew up going to games at Kezar, befriending players and collecting memorabilia. Nestled among the tall oak trees in Golden Gate Park, the stadium was built in the 1920s and torn down in 1989.
The book is priced at $9.95 on Kindle and $22.50 in paperback. You can learn more at Amazon.com.
Look for some fresh gear to hit NFL Auctions in the coming weeks. For the 12th consecutive season, the league and the American Cancer Society are working together to support the fight against cancer through “Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer.”
Players may wear cleats, shoelaces and wristbands in any color representing the type of cancer awareness they support and/or have been impacted by during their team’s Crucial Catch game.
Continuing through Week 6, NFL Crucial Catch games will feature:
- Game balls with the Crucial Catch logo
- Multi-colored equipment for players including: helmet decals, captains’ patches, wristbands, sideline caps and quarterback towels.
- Multi-colored ribbon pins for coaches and teams
- Caps and pins for game officials
- On-field multi-colored Crucial Catch stencils
- Multi-colored goal post wraps in end zones; and
- Field-wall banners in the color(s) of the cancer awareness movement(s) that each club supports
Game-worn Crucial Catch merchandise will then be auctioned on NFL Auction.
Proceeds go to providing cancer screenings and education.