Bidding for the T206 “Jumbo” Honus Wagner has reached $1.68 million while eight other cards in Goldin Auctions’ Great American Trading Card Auction have hit six figure bidding.
The auction, which opened last Friday, includes 50 high-grade examples of some of the hobby’s most recognizable cards and key rookies. Eight cards have already hit six figures including the company’s 20% buyer’s premium with bidding not scheduled to close until October 1.
Perhaps more impressive than interest in the Wagner was the $300,000 level reached by a PSA 7.5 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle, a figure that has already matched the pre-sale estimate.
A 1951 Bowman Mantle rookie graded PSA 8 is at $192,000 with the buyer’s premium factored in, while a 1955 Topps Clemente rookie PSA 9 has soared to $264,000 and a PSA 9 Hank Aaron 1954 Topps rookie has hit $240,000.
Company founder Ken Goldin was on Fox Business News Monday morning to discuss the Wagner and Mantle cards—and the hot vintage card market as a whole.