Jordan Jersey Leads $2.9 Million Goldin Auctions Sale

In route to setting a few new records, the 2015 Goldin Auctions October Legends & Americana Auction closed with $2.9 million worth of memorabilia from more than 1,500 lots of rare and unique items from such collectible figures as Michael Jordan, Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Star Wars, Michael Jackson and Marvel Comics.

“The constant record prices we have been getting for Michael Jordan premium collectibles in our last few auctions clearly indicates that Jordan is establishing himself as this generation’s Babe Ruth,” said Ken Goldin, founder of Goldin Auctions. “It’s an exciting time to buy and sell Jordan items because both long-time serious collectors and a new wave of younger collectors are building Jordan collections.”

Here’s a look at some of the highlights from The Goldin Auctions October Legends & Americana Auction. For a complete list of prices realized visit www.GoldinAuctions.com.

$173,240

$173,240

– Lot #1 – Michael Jordan’s final Bulls regular season jersey worn on April 18, 1998 ($173,240 – a record price for any Jordan collectible)

– Lot #899 – 1916 D329 Weil Baking Co. #151 Babe Ruth Rookie Card – the highest graded example of this rare and desirable card graded 60 EX 5 by SGC ($89,060)

$89,060

$89,060

– Lot #5 – 1952 Topps High Number Uncut Partial Sheet of 25 cards including Mantle, Jackie Robinson, Bill Dickey, Bobby Thomson, Hoyt Wilhelm, Dick Groat and others ($86,260)

– Lot #4- 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA Ex-MT 6 ($81,740)

Lot #6 – Jerry Lucas’ NBA’s 50 Great Players Signed Lithograph ($80,520)

– Lot #912 – 1933 Goudey #106 Napoleon Lajoie PSA NM-MT 8 – One of just seven copies assessed at this quality ($75,640)

– Lot #31 – 1986 Keith Hernandez Personally Owned NY Mets World Series Trophy ($51,240)

$86,260

$86,260

– Lot #67 – Baltimore Ravens 2012 Super Bowl Championship Players Ring – Omar Brown; ($43,920)

– Lot #1324 – Presidential Autograph Collection — Perhaps the finest and most comprehensive collection of Presidential signatures to ever come to market including every President from George Washington through Barack Obama. ($40,260)

– Lot #88 – 1940-41 Babe Ruth Game Used Pinstriped Barnstorming Pants ($36,600)

– Lot #1316 – Michael Jackson’s Personally Owned MTV Music Award for the video Thriller; ($36,600)

– Lot #1318 – 1962 Marvel Comics “The Incredible Hulk” #1 – Origin and First Appearance of the Hulk – CGC Universal Grade 7.5 ($35,380)

– Lot #2 – Nike Air Jordan XI sneakers worn by Michael Jordan during game three of the 1996 NBA Finals when he scored 36 points on June 9, 1996 versus Seattle ($34,160)

– Lot #66 – 1998 Denver Broncos Super Bowl XXXIII Championship Players Ring – Byron Chamberlain ($31,720)

– Lot #1317 – Original Top Secret Plans for D-Day Invasion: Operation Neptune Archive — This incredible set of documents, issued to an unknown U.S. Naval officer and stamped “TOP SECRET” with instructions to be burned after reading, is the plans for D-Day: the Allied invasion of Europe. ($26,840)

– Lot #43 – – 2008 Philadelphia Phillies World Series Ring from Phillies relief pitcher JC Romero in original presentation box ($26,840)

– Lot #879 – 1909-11 T206 White Border Christy Mathewson PSA NM-MT 8 ($26,840)

– Lot #19 – The Babe Ruth Award Presented to Al Simmons in 1929 ($24,440)

– Lot #179 – 2014 Derek Jeter Game Used & Signed Uniform – from the game he tied Honus Wagner on the MLB All-Time hit list ($20,740)

– Lot #397 – Mike Trout Game-used and Signed Bat – Bat he used to hit home run #30 during his 2014 MVP season ($19,520)

– Lot #17 – 1931 Al Simmons Game-Used Bat ($15,860)

– Lot #1373 – Tupac Shakur Signed Columbia Pictures Contract for “Poetic Justice” – includes four Tupac signatures and two Warren G signatures ($10,370)

– Lot #1319 – 1963 Marvel Comic’s Amazing Spider-Man #1 CGC 6.5 ($10,370)

– Lot #10 – 2012 Game Used Bryce Harper Rookie Washington Nationals Road Jersey ($10,980)

– Lot #1336 – Original Star Wars Blueprint for R2-D2 ($9,760)

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