Bidding for the T206 Honus Wagner graded PSA 1 has been hot and heavy in the first three days of Mile High Card Company’s auction.
Nineteen bids have been placed for the card already with the high bid at $680,000. With the buyer’s premium factored in, that’s $816,000.
A PSA 2 Wagner sold for $1.3 million last fall.
The L.A. Times’ Mark Potts recently visited Jaspy’s Case Breaks for a vlog on the world of box/case breaking.
Bidding for Michael Jordan’s 1996 Mercedes has now surpassed $200,000. Now, there’s another car with MJ provenance up for auction.
This one doesn’t date to his playing career, but it’s a snazzy 2007 SLR McLaren with only about 1,000 miles.
Bidding is set to close Friday, but it appears to have a long way to go before meeting whatever the reserve is. Or, if you want to drive the lane immediately, you can buy it outright for $697, 750.
Goldin Auctions is offering a Michael Strahan jersey photo-matched to Super Bowl XLII by two sources but Strahan is claiming it’s not the one he wore. Bidding is currently at $45,000. (8/21 Update: The jersey has been pulled from the auction “despite overwhelming photographic evidence,” according to Goldin Auctions).
The New England Patriots entered that game as the only undefeated team in the Super Bowl era since the 1972 Miami Dolphins. In one of the greatest upsets in Super Bowl history, the New York Giants, led by Eli Manning and a vaunted defensive line anchored by Strahan, defeated the Patriots 17-14 and ended their perfect season.
When Strahan found out about the auction, he claimed his Super Bowl jersey was actually framed and is hanging in his house. However, the photos of the jersey being auctioned do appear to match photos taken of Strahan in uniform after the game. MeiGray and Resolution Photo Matching both say the auction jersey lines up with images from that night in Phoenix.
“We are 100% confident the Strahan jersey in the auction is authentic,” Goldin Auctions Founder Ken Goldin told TMZ. “And the photo matching services letters and images speak for themselves.”
In 2018, the Giants fired three equipment staffers in the wake of a lawsuit during which it was alleged they created a bogus jersey for Strahan and sold the real one.
Fanatics had Mario Manningham’s jersey from the same game in an auction that was scheduled to close Wednesday night but it was pulled from the sale after the buzz around Strahan’s jersey reached several media outlets. That one has yet to be photo-matched but that’s now on the agenda.
“Fanatics has decided to take an extra step in making sure that the jersey we presented during our Summer 2020 Auction was in fact used in the game indicated,” they told us. “The jersey was sourced directly from the player; however, we have decided to take an extra step and send the jersey off to a third-party photo matching company. This action was taken with an abundance of caution to present a product that is irrefutable in authenticity for a later auction.”
The first game-used pucks from the NHL’s restart are on the auction block. MeiGray is selling pucks from the qualifying round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. All were used in during the Nashville Predators-Phoenix Coyotes series.
There are 11 goal pucks, including two scored by Filip Forsberg, and seven game-used pucks up for grabs.
Bidding is set to run through September 9 at MeiGrayAuctions.com.