One of the hobby’s most popular post-War baseball cards has a new record price. A 1954 Topps Hank Aaron rookie card graded Mint 9 by PSA sold for $720,000 late Thursday night, breaking the old mark of $645,000.
The card sold by PWCC is one of only 25 graded PSA 9 (there are two 10s) out of more than 6,000 examined by the company.
The previous record had been set by another 9 sold by Heritage Auctions in February of last year. Another sold through Goldin Auctions for $430,500 in May of last year.
“The vintage card market is seeing strong sales for keystone cards right now. And the 1954 Topps Aaron deserves to be in that discussion when you consider Hank’s legacy,” says PWCC’s Director of Business Development Jesse Craig.
The card had actually surpassed the record by the morning of the auction’s last day when a bid of $550,000 was placed ($660,000 with the buyer’s premium factored in).
It’s been ten years since a PSA 10 sold for $357,594 through SCP Auctions. If one were to come to market today, it would likely sell for well into seven figures.
Among the other cards sold in the auction that closed Thursday night:
- 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Ticket Tom Brady ROOKIE AUTO /100 BGS 8.5 – $1.2 million
- 2000 Playoff Contenders Tom Brady Rookie Auto PSA 10 – $750,000
- 2009 National Treasures Stephen Curry Rookie Patch Auto /99 BGS 9.5 GEM – $504,000
- 2017 Panini Prizm Gold Vinyl Patrick Mahomes II Rookie /5 BGS 9.5 GEM MINT Population 1 of 2 – $360,000
Total auction sales were $14,206,200.