Signed copies of some of collecting’s most popular rookie cards sold late Tuesday night as Hunt Auctions wrapped up its latest Premier Live Internet Auction. A signed 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle sold for $135,125. Graded PSA 2 with an autograph grade of 5, the card is one of just 19 signed copies on PSA’s Population Report and surpassed the high end of the pre-sale estimate by more than $35,000.
A 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan card bearing a gold “Best Wishes” salutation blew past the estimate, netting $70,500.
Among the unsigned cards offered were a 1955 Topps Sandy Koufax rookie card graded PSA 8 and a PSA 7 copy of Jordan’s 1984-85 Star Company card that each netted $21,150, a 1921 E121 Babe Ruth that realized $17,625 and an SGC 6 copy of the rare 1912 T207 Louis Loudermilk that reached $14,100.
The card was discovered in box #17, mirroring Ohtani’s iconic jersey number, and includes a PSA 10-graded signature.
Several other 1/1s are being offered including the Cosmic Chrome Stella Nova Julio Rodriguez SuperFractor rookie and the 2019 Bowman Chrome Rodriguez Mega Box Black Refractor.
Vintage cards in the auction include a pair of Leaf Jackie Robinson rookies, a Hank Aaron rookie, a 1952 Topps Willie Mays and a few dozen others.
Game-used and autographed memorabilia is also part of the action, which is part of eBay’s new Marquee events schedule.
Bidding runs through Oct. 27, coinciding with the start of the World Series.
There’s a 140-table card show at the National Guard Armory in Evansville, IN this Saturday from 9-4. Admission is free.
There are two game-worn LeBron James jerseys at NBA Auctions, both from last season.
A purple Statement Edition model worn in an early season game currently has a bid of over $41,000 and is set to close this Thursday night.
A gold Icon edition jersey from a 31-point double-double in a Dec. 21 game in Sacramento is over $33,000 with over two weeks left in the bidding.