Goldin Elite Auction Review
Goldin closed their Jackie Robinson 75th Anniversary Auction over the weekend and the event was filled with fractional comps and record-breaking sales. Review the results in this week's edition of Auction Action!
Results were mixed this weekend at Goldin for fractional investors as a limited number of comparable cards were sold. The best results for the fractional crowd were modern players on Otis and Rally. The 2010 Bowman Draft Prospects Mike Trout Chrome Refractor /500 sold for $58,800 while a similar card on Otis is currently priced at a $36,914 market cap. LeBron James Chrome Refractors also had a decent weekend as Goldin sold a PSA 10 for $67,200 while Rally and Otis have cards trading at $55,000 and $58,800 respectively. The best-performing football card for fractional investors was the 1976 Topps Walter Payton Rookie Card. Goldin sold a PSA 10 for $84,000 and Rally has a direct comp currently trading at a $70,5000 market cap.
In an event the featured multiple seven-figure sales, it was this six-figure price that captured the headlines. In March, Goldin established a record for any F1 card when they sold a Lewis Hamilton Grand Prix for $312,000. Then, this weekend, Goldin eclipsed their previous record price when they sold this 1/1 Superfractor for $900,000. In August 2021, the record price for F1 cards was under $60,000 and today, the record sits just below $1 million. The Hamilton garnered 39 bids including 13 on the final day of the event.
We finally have a seven-figure Jackie Robinson baseball bat and the record sale closed at a hammer price of $1.08 million. The bat comes from Jackie's best season as a pro when he recorded 203 hits, 124 RBIs, 16 home runs and batted .342 with 37 stolen bases.
Heading into this auction, Goldin already held the record sale price for this card and when the dust from this auction had settled, Goldin had bettered their previous mark by over $100,000. In August 2021, Goldin sold a PSA 10 for a then record $492,000. This Jeter closed at $600,000 and is now the most expensive 1990s baseball card ever sold.
The jersey from one of the most iconic moments in soccer history sold this weekend at Goldin and established a new record for any piece of soccer memorabilia. The final price of $450,000 resets the soccer memorabilia before the Sotheby's sale of Diego Maradona's "Hand of God" jersey and becomes the most expensive piece of modern soccer memorabilia.
The Memphis Grizzles have been one of the hottest teams on the hardwood as they head into their Western Conference Semi-Finals matchup with the Golden State Warriors and much of their success is tied to superstar guard Ja Morant. This BGS 9.5 graded Emerald RPA attracted 40 bids and closed with a final price of $518,400, which marks the first Morant card to sell for more than a half-million dollars. The final hammer price of $518,400 sets a new Morant record and was the most expensive non-LeBron James card to sell this weekend.
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