A 1933 Goudey Sport Kings Babe Ruth graded PSA 8 sold for $53,000 in Memory Lane’s recently concluded I Own It Now catalog sale. In all, 11 individual vintage sports cards sold for more than $10,000.
The consignment event places items for sale at fixed prices for a set period of time, after which offers can be made.
The selling prices reflect a 15% buyer’s premium.
One of the premier cards from the landmark ‘Black Swamp Find’ in Ohio was among the items offered. The 1910 E98 red background Ty Cobb, graded PSA Mint 9, sold for $31,000.
Pre-War cards of all kinds proved popular with buyers. One of the best known 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter Charles Comiskey cards (PSA 8) was purchased for $29,150 while an N29 Buck Ewing graded PSA 9 found a new home for a price of $19,550. A 1911 T206 Sweet Caporal 350/30 Walter Johnson Portrait (PSA 8) was acquired for $27,000, a 1934 Diamond Stars Lefty Grove (PSA 8) netted $28,750, a 1888 N162 Goodwin Champions Tim Keefe (PSA 8) sold for $25,875, a 1935 Goudey 4-in-1 with Ruth/McManus/Brandt/Maranville (PSA 8) changed hands at $22,000 and a 1915 Cracker Jack #103 Joe Jackson graded VG sold for $18,457.
Several key post-War rookie and star in high grade were sold by the deadline including an EX/NM 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle, purchased for $31,000, a 1965 Topps Roberto Clemente graded PSA 9 at $7,475 and a 1955 Topps Hank Aaron rated PSA 8.5, at $6,900.
Vintage football cards sold included a 1958 Topps Bart Starr graded PSA 10. The second year card of the legendary leader of Vince Lombardi’s Packers sold for a whopping $25,620.
Memory Lane is accepting consignments for the upcoming Winter Auction. For information, call 877.606.LANE (5263) or visit MemoryLaneInc.com.