Goldin Auctions kicked off its 2014 season with a $2.3 million sale that included top-of-the-line game-used bats belonging to Jackie Robinson and Mickey Mantle and an assortment of football championship rings that added much ca-ching to the bling.
The Long Beach Expo continues to grow as a destination of choice with sports collectors. This year, Goldin Auctions is offering to display items from Michael Jordan’s college days, including his diploma.
Among the items in the Goldin Auctions sale to join the hundreds of high-end pieces in the lineup are artifacts from Michael Jordan’s college days, including his diploma, transcripts and recruiting letters. The items came from a public storage unit.
The January Goldin Auctions sale will include the first 2012 Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl XLVII player ring to hit the market, along with 1958 Colts NFL Championship Ring, 2000 Ravens Super Bowl Ring and more. Bidding kicks off Jan. 13.
The next Goldin Auctions sale doesn’t end until Feb. 7, but news is already making headlines as the company offers the best Jackie Robinson bat to date as part of the Walter Blount Collection.
The No. 1 lot failed to meet reserve, but that didn’t stall bidding at Goldin Auctions, where the company’s October Legends sale topped $2.65 million, led by the finest 1939 Play Ball set in the land ($202K).
With one week to go in bidding, Goldin Auctions already has some impressive bids in for some great pieces of memorabilia. A 1936-38 Lou Gehrig game-used bat is nearing $150,000, while the No. 1 1939 Play Ball in existence is at $118,000.
The cards coming out of the woodwork of late is astounding. The latest are a pair of scrapbooks containing Old Judge, Gypsy Queen and non-sports cards dating back to the 1800s. The Cambridge Collection, as it is dubbed, will be sold through Goldin Auctions.
With all of these high-end auction houses in the sports hobby, it’s always fun to see what they will dig up next. Goldin Auctions’ latest announcement is the discovery of a M101-6 Felix Mendehlson Joe Jackson card.
Goldin Auctions knows how to get people’s attention – give them some money. At the upcoming National Convention, Goldin Auctions is offering $1,500 in prizes to those who register to bid in the company’s upcoming auctions, as well as those who are already on their bidding list.