A 1916 M101-4 Babe Ruth Blank Back rookie card graded PSA 3 sold for $440,217 late Saturday night as Mile High Card Company closed out its latest auction.
Pre-War cards were definitely the major attraction with a virtually complete collection of T206 cards, all SGC graded, was the second highest selling lot at $351,571. The majority of the group of 517 different cards from the iconic set were graded in the 4-6 range. A 1915 Cracker jack Ty Cobb graded PSA 8 sold for $212,632 while a 1914 Cracker Jack Jackson rated 4 by SGC netted $120,304.
Other sales included:
- 1955 Ted Williams Red Sox road jersey $196,415
- 1951 Bowman Willie Mays rookie card SGC 8.5 $191,006
- 1950 Bowman Otto Graham rookie card PSA 9 $139,473
- Second best 1975 Topps Baseball set on PSA Registry $184,641
- 1909 E95 Philadelphia Caramel Ty Cobb PSA 7 NM $107,979
Complete results are here.
Bidding for the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle SGC 9.5 has now passed the $7.3 million mark with the buyer’s premium factored in. That amount passes the record set for the most expensive sports card of all time set just last week with the private sale of a T206 Honus Wagner SGC 2 for $7.25 million.
Bidding on the Mantle card won’t end until August 27 and it’s expected to bring an eight-figure final price.
Goldin says it sold a PSA 10 copy of the 2003-04 Topps Chrome Gold Refractor LeBron James late last week to a private buyer.
The $1.2 million price is a record for the card.
There are nine Gem Mint 10 copies of the Gold Refractor on PSA’s Population Report.
Two NBA championship rings from former Los Angeles Laker Slava have sold for a combined $253,534, a sum that will be used to help kids in his home country of Ukraine.
Both Medvedenko’s 2001 ring ($126,767) and 2002 ring ($126,767) blew away any previous result for rings from these years. All of the proceeds are benefiting Medvedenko’s Fly High Foundation, which will organize rehabilitation camps for affected kids, restoring the sports infrastructure of the country’s schools and launching a network of social sports clubs.
We also plan to purchase sports equipment and goods for damaged school gyms in order to return children to classes and physical activity as soon as possible,” Medvedenko said. “Sport is a great antidepressant, and our objective is to return happiness to the lives of Ukrainian kids.”