SportsCards Plus sold a 1954 Topps #128
Aaron in PSA MINT 9 for $30,187.
SportsCards Plus sold a 1954 Topps #128 Aaron in PSA MINT 9 for $30,187.

Laguna Niguel, CA - While the rest of Los Angeles had televisions tuned to the Lakers blowout of the Kings on April 27, SportsCards Plus was in the midst of another record-setting, live graded card telephone auction. Virtually all of the auction lots consisted of PSA graded cards.

After the final gavel, so to speak, the totals included a record setting price for a 1909-11 T206 Walter Johnson Portrait PSA NM-MT 8 ($14,984) and 1966 Topps Hank Aaron PSA MINT 9 ($9,085). In addition to these baseball gems, two football rookie cards -- a 1966 Philadelphia Dick Butkus PSA MINT 9 ($5,870) and 1976 Walter Payton PSA GEM MINT 10 ($6,803) -- provided gridiron card collectors with eye-popping final bids.

Select highlights from the Sportscards Plus Auction that achieved high prices:

Description
Grade
Price Realized
1888 N162 Goodwin Dan Brouthers
PSA NM-MT 8
$10,704
1909-11 T206 Walter Johnson Hands at Chest
PSA NM-MT 8
$7,705
1933 Sport Kings #4 Red Grange
PSA NM-MT 8
$4,105
1934-36 Diamond Stars #95 Luke Appling
PSA NM-MT 8
$2,167
1953 Bowman Color #117 Duke Snider
PSA NM-MT 8
$4,288
1953 Topps #27 Roy Campanella
PSA MINT 9
$4,830
1954 Topps #128 Hank Aaron
PSA MINT 9
$30,187
1954 Bowman #65 Mickey Mantle
PSA NM-MT 8
$3,993
1958 Topps #150 Mickey Mantle
PSA NM-MT 8
$4,662
1960 Topps #566 Hank Aaron All-Star
PSA MINT 9
$2,464
1961 Topps #415 Hank Aaron
PSA MINT 9
$3,498
1964 Topps #300 Hank Aaron
PSA MINT 9
$2,922
1964 Topps #440 Roberto Clemente
PSA MINT 9
$4,955
1967 Topps #200 Willie Mays
PSA MINT 9
$3,201
1970 Topps #500 Hank Aaron
PSA MINT 9
$3,726
1971 Topps #400 Hank Aaron
PSA MINT 9
$2,444
1954 Bowman #53 Bobby Lane
PSA GEM MINT 10
$3,278
1963 Fleer Football X-List
PSA MINT 9
$4,605
1985 Topps #157 Joe Montana
PSA GEM MINT 10
$1,644

High-grade 1960 baseball fared well. Out of the 28 lots posted, 19 went for over $1,000. The SportsCards Plus auction realized $339,477 for 154 graded sportscard lots. Nearly all the sportscards offered for the sale were authenticated and graded by Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA).

For a complete list of auction lots and prices realized, click here: SportsCards Plus April Auction Prices Realized

SportsCards Plus sold a 1953 Topps #27 Roy Campanella in PSA MINT 9 condition for $4,830.
SportsCards Plus sold a 1953 Topps #27 Roy Campanella
in PSA MINT 9 condition for $4,830.
The auction included a 1971 Topps #400 Hank Aaron in PSA MINT 9 condition which sold for $2,444.
The auction included a 1971 Topps #400 Hank Aaron
in PSA MINT 9 condition which sold for $2,444.