Goldin Auctions’ last two major catalog sales have resulted in more than $80 million in sales.
The company’s most recent three-day event closed Tuesday night with the last of more than 2,400 items going off the market. With sessions ending April 3, 5 and 6, the auction generated $38.2 million, including a 23 percent buyer’s premium.
Topping the final night action were a Michael Jordan game jersey from the Washington Wizards game on Halloween night 2002 and a high-grade Babe Ruth single-signed baseball, each of which sold for $62,730.
Dwight Gooden’s personal 1986 Mets World Series trophy was among the other items sold at $47,970 while the 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket filled out and signed by former President Barack Obama on ESPN netted $18,000 and an autographed pair of Steph Curry sneakers worn during his college days at Davidson went for $34,440.
The auction’s three sessions closed April 3, 5 and 6. Opening night saw a new record for a soccer card, $555,960 for a 1979 Diego Maradona rookie sticker, as well as the highest sale price ever for a golf card, $369,000 for a 2001 Tiger Woods Signed rookie card. In addition, a 1994 card featuring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, which was previously owned by music producer Timbaland, sold for $81,180, shattering the previous high of $45,100 paid for this same card in February.
“LeBron James, Jordan, Brady, Mantle — those names are always going to be huge fan draws and their cards and memorabilia will continue to command major prices,” said Founder and Executive Chairman Ken Goldin. “But what we’re seeing now is equal enthusiasm for memorabilia and cards from soccer, golf and wrestling stars, which is something we hadn’t seen in the past. As the hobby continues to open up to a younger and more international audience we’re likely to see more records be broken across sports.”
So far this year, the company has already done over $130 million in sales.