T206 Wagner Hits $2.1M in Goldin Auctions Sale

In the end, The T206 Honus Wagner card graded PSA 5(MC) became just the second baseball card in history to break the $2 million mark when it sold for $2,105,770 (inclusive of the buyer’s premium) in Goldin Auctions’ latest sale that generated more than $3.2 million in total bids.

The Wagner in Goldin Auctions’ sale trailed just the $2.8 million “Gretzky” Wagner. The card in the Goldin auction brought $1.62 million the last time it was sold. Fifteen bids were placed on the item.

T206HonusWagnerJumbo_ABut that wasn’t the only big-ticket item in the sale. Alex Rodriguez’ 2009 New York Yankees World Series Ring (an additional ring given to his cousin) was second on the list at $50,399. Then came a pair of familiar cards: 1933 Goudey #106 Napolean Lajoie SGC NM+ 7.5 ($42,305) and 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle SGC 92 NM/MT+ 8.5 ($38,363). A 1909-11 E90-1 Joe Jackson PSA VG-EX 4 sold for $34,962.

The biggest mover on the final day of bidding was a 2001 Derek Jeter World Series game-used and signed bat (PSA). Predicted by Ken Goldin to be one of the big items in the sale, the bat garnered 24 bids and brought $37,486.

Among the other items in the Top 25:

  • Honus Wagner single-signed N.L. Ball, PSA/DNA 7 – $35,293
  • 1972-1974 Earl Monroe New York Knicks home jersey and shorts – $21,372
  • Thomas Jefferson Signed Act of Congress as Secretary of State – $18,109
  • 1949 Norm Van Brocklin game-worn College All-Stars uniform – $17,663
  • “Vindication Bowl” Joe Montana game-worn jersey 9/11/94 vs 49ers, signed – $17,663
  • “Perfect Game” signed pitchers baseball  – $17,220
  • Mariano Rivera game-used glove – $13,155
  • 1923 W515-1 #47 Babe Ruth PSA GEM MINT 10, 1-of-1 – $12,510
  • 1959-60 Stan Musial game-used and signed Hillerich & Bradsby Bat – $10,600
  • “We Made This Game” NBA Living Legends Signed 1/1 original artwork (61 signatures) – $10,339.


For more information and a complete list of prices realized, visit www.goldinauctions.com.

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