Mike Schmidt Collection, M101-4 Sporting News complete set and Babe Ruth contracts turn heads for Goldin Auctions; live now, closes Nov. 1.
For just the second time on record, a fully PSA-graded set of 1916 Sporting News M101-4 cards will hit the market, this time from Goldin Auctions. The cards come from a family that has housed the cards for nearly 100 years in the Midwest.
The big auction didn’t disappoint, as the 1918 contract of Babe Ruth sold for more than $1 million as part of a 125-lot auction that topped $3.6 million altogether.
Babe Ruth put on a display for reporters in Feb. 1923, showcasing the new Yankee Stadium short right-field porch. One of the balls he vaulted over the fence and later signed will be part of Goldin Auctions’ Babe Ruth gala in July.
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.
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.
Goldin Auctions introduced itself to the world at the National. Now the company has announced top lots for its October auction. Pieces include a 1934 Yankees team-signed ball, Roberto Alomar’s Gold GLove Award, Ty Cobb game-used bat and a Michael Jordan game-used jersey.