A Pair of Holy Grail 1984 Jordan Rookie Items Headline Goldin Elite Auction
RUNNEMEDE NJ – JULY 27, 2020 - The inaugural Goldin Auctions 2020 Goldin Elite Auction is now open for bidding to all registered bidders and will run until August 22nd at GoldinAuctions.com. The auction includes 220 ultra-high-end items and features the most widely pursued collectible of our time with an opening bid of $1,000,000 – the one-of-a-kind 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects #BDPP89 Mike Trout (Superfractors) signed rookie Card (#1/1). This auction also includes 124 premium Michael Jordan items in a special Michael Jordan Section of this auction for a total of 344 lots.
"We are very excited for this special auction and believe the 2009 Trout Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects Rookie Superfractors signed card, a one-of-a-kind limited-edition 1-of-1, will surpass the record set for most valuable trading card ever by the T206 Honus Wagner that we sold for $3.12 million back in September of 2016," said Ken Goldin, Founder of Goldin Auctions. “This is just one of the many great items in this auction that we feel have the potential to set industry records.”
Among the highlights of the 220 items in the Goldin Elite Auction are: a 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects #BDPP89 Mike Trout (Superfractors) signed rookie card (#1/1), a 1968 Topps #177 Nolan Ryan rookie card – PSA GEM MT 10 "1 of 1", a 1984-85 Michael Jordan rookie season game used, signed & inscribed "First Pair" Air Jordan I sneakers with a video of Jordan signing the shoes (Gene Banks LOA, MEARS) and the Jordan Holy Grail – a 1984-85 Michael Jordan rookie game used & signed Chicago Bulls road jersey (MEARS A10), the only game used & signed Jordan MEARS A10 rookie jersey.
The 124-lot Michael Jordan Section includes a 1989-90 Michael Jordan game used & signed Chicago Bulls home uniform – jersey & shorts (Sports Investors Authentication), a Michael Jordan signed partial scorer sheet with address and phone number signed for Charlie Sheen at The Forum, a 1991 Michael Jordan Signed unopened Chandon Brut Champagne Bottle From 1991 NBA Finals Victory Celebration and a 2002 Michael Jordan game used & signed Jordan XVII sneakers that are photo matched to 2/12/2002 (Sports Investors Authentication, Resolution Photomatching).
Here are some further highlights of the Goldin Auctions 2020 Goldin Elite Auction. The entire catalog is now open for Bidding at GoldinAuctions.com
Lot #1 - 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects #BDPP89 Mike Trout (Superfractors) Signed Rookie Card (#1/1) – This is a truly stellar collectible, featuring the Angels star who is widely regarded as the greatest baseball player of his generation. Its appeal is universal, and its potential is essentially limitless. Singular Mint condition. Encapsulated and graded MINT 9 by BGS, with signature graded "10" by Beckett. Rookie Card, and the most widely pursued debut-year collectible of our time.
Lot #5 - The Jordan Holy Grail! 1984-85 Michael Jordan Rookie Game Used & Signed Chicago Bulls Road Jersey (MEARS A10) – The Only Game Used & Signed Jordan MEARS A10 Rookie Jersey! – The finest example of a rookie Michael Jordan game used and signed Bulls jersey ever put up for auction. This jersey has been fully authenticated by the game used experts at MEARS, who have graded this jersey its highest grade of A10. This is the only game used and signed Michael Jordan rookie jersey to have ever been given the A10 grade by MEARS.
Lot #2 - 1968 Topps #177 Nolan Ryan Rookie Card – PSA GEM MT 10 "1 of 1!" - Here is a one-of-a-kind Nolan Ryan rookie card collectible, by any qualitative measure, in brilliant Gem Mint condition. This incomparable jewel is the only specimen to merit the company's laudable GEM MT 10 assessment.
Lot #4 - 1984-85 Michael Jordan Rookie Season Game Used, Signed & Inscribed "First Pair" Air Jordan I Sneakers With Video Of Jordan (Gene Banks LOA, MEARS) - An incredibly rare pair of near-pristine Air Jordan I sneakers worn by Jordan during his rookie season of 1984-85. Jordan has signed the toe of both shoes in blue marker, inscribing “1st Pair” on the left shoe. A video shot in 1991 in Los Angeles during the NBA Finals shows Jordan signing and inscribing these sneakers. Jordan has also signed the inside of both heels in fine-tip black marker, which makes it two signatures by Jordan on each sneaker.
Lot #3 - 2003-04 UD "Exquisite Collection" Rookie Patch Autograph (RPA) #78 LeBron James Signed Rookie Card (#02/99) – This is one of the exciting LeBron James cards in the industry. The offered piece is a signed James-worn patch rookie piece from Upper Deck’s 2003/04 "Exquisite Collection" brand." LeBron James has placed an exceptional, blue ink signature on the obverse of this premium collectible.
Lot #11 - 1962 New York Yankees World Series 14K Player Ring Presented to Ralph Terry - World Series MVP (Ralph Terry LOA) – This is the very 1962 World Series Championship ring that was presented to the World Series MVP Ralph Terry, who pitched a complete game shutout in Game 7 – holding the Giants’ Hall of Fame laden lineup to only 4 hits to clinch the victory and series for the Yankees.
Lot #13 - 1988 Dennis Eckersley World Series Game Used, Photo Matched & Signed Oakland A's Road Jersey Used For Games 1 & 2-Worn Giving Up Gibson's HR! (Athletics LOA, Sports Investors Authentication) – One of the premier game used jerseys ever offered, this road Oakland A’s button-down jersey was the very jersey that Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley was wearing when he served up the memorable home run to Kirk Gibson in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series. Photo matched by Sports Investors Authentication & signed by Eckersley. Additional LOA from the Oakland A’s.
Lot #15 - Zion Williamson 1/26/20 “First Ever NBA Win” Rookie Game Worn, Signed & Inscribed Nike Air Jordan Shoes – 1st NBA Double-Double & Worn on Date of Kobe’s Passing (MeiGray, Fanatics & Sports Investors) - The most important pair of shoes worn by Zion Williamson during his 2019-2020 rookie season. This pair of Nike Air Jordan XXXIV sneakers were worn by Zion when he got his first ever NBA win and also his first double-double during the January 26, 2020 game – his third career NBA game. Photo matched by the MeiGray Group & Sports Investors Authentication and signed by Zion.
Lot #17 - 1954 Topps #128 Hank Aaron Rookie Card – PSA MINT 9 – This is Hall of Famer Hank Aaron in his treasured Rookie Card appearance. Graded MINT 9 by PSA it only 1 of 25 examples at its tier among a total of more than 5,300 copies recorded in PSA's census reporting.
Lot #18 - 1955/56 Parkhurst Hockey Complete Set (79) Including PSA MINT 9 Examples! - #2 on the PSA Set Registry! – This is a complete, 79-card set of 1955/56 Parkhurst hockey cards, each graded by PSA. With its 7.89 GPA (Set Rating: 8.46), this assembly merits "#2 Current Finest" accolades on the PSA Set Registry.
Lot #19 - 2002-03 Upper Deck "NBA Logo Mania" #MJ-NBA Michael Jordan Signed Logoman Game Used Patch Card (#1/1) – An Inaugural Jordan Logoman Card Appearance! – Michael Jordan placed a bold blue ink signature on the obverse of this "NBA Logo Mania" entry. The wholly unique, limited-edition piece is serial-numbered "1/1"
Lot #25 - 2015 UD The Cup Autograph-Patch #197 Connor McDavid Signed Rookie Card (#75/99) – PSA GEM MT 10 - Connor McDavid has placed a superb, blue ink signature on the obverse of this "Rookie Patch" entry. Graded GEM MT 10 by PSA, just three examples have attained this top-level tier.
Lot #26 - Historic New York Yankees Babe Ruth Sale to Yankees Payment Check To Boston Red Sox Signed By Jacob Ruppert To Complete Financial Obligations (PSA/DNA) – This is a truly historical check as it was one of the payments directly tied to the sale of Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees. Signed by Yankees’ owners Jacob Ruppert and T.L. Huston, the back of the check has printed “In payment of note---Boston American League Baseball Club due June 5th 50,000.00”. Encapsulated and authenticated by PSA/DNA
Lot #27 - 1955 Stan Musial Game Used & Signed St. Louis Cardinals Home Jersey With Red Cardinals' Stirrups (Sports Investors Authentication) – An incredible St. Louis Cardinals home jersey worn by Musial during the 1955 season, along with a beautiful pair of red Cardinals’ stirrups. Musial has signed this jersey in black marker. Authentication from Sports Investors Authentication.
Lot #31 - 1965 Ernie Banks Game Used Hillerich & Bradsby M159 Model Bat Attributed To Career Home Run 380 Hit On 5/1/65 (PSA/DNA GU 10 & Bat Boy LOA) – Hall of Famer Ernie Banks used this bat during the 1965 season and has been attributed to Banks’ career home run 380, which was hit on May 1st in Houston. The home run boldly inscribed on the barrel. GU 10 LOA from PSA/DNA and a letter of provenance from the Astros bat boy.
THE MICHAEL JORDAN SECTION HIGHLIGHTS
Lot #61 - 1986/87 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan Rookie Card – PSA GEM MT 10 - Offered here is Michael Jordan in his first mainstream, gum card appearance. It is one of the most sought-after modern trading cards of any type, and arguably the most popular card from any era or sport. Graded GEM MT 10 by PSA
Lot #107 - 1984-85 Star #101 Michael Jordan Rookie Card –Michael Jordan in his first NBA trading card appearance and this very tough-to-find card was issued two years before Fleer entered the market. Graded MINT 9.
Lot #185 - 1991 Michael Jordan Game Used & Signed Air Jordan VI Sneakers Worn on October 29, 1991 vs Miami Heat at the Basketball Hall of Fame Centennial 100 Year Celebration Game (MEARS) – This pair of Nike Air Jordan VI sneakers was worn by Michael Jordan during the October 29, 1991 game against the Miami Heat as part of the Basketball Hall of Fame Centennial 100 Year Celebration Game played in Springfield, Massachusetts. Both sneakers signed by Jordan. LOAs from MEARS.
Lot #223 - 1984 Michael Jordan NBA Debut Ticket Stub Chicago Bulls vs Washington Bullets 10/26/1984 - PSA VG 3 – This is a ticket stub from Michael Jordan’s NBA debut game with the Chicago Bulls against the visiting Washington Bullets from October 26, 1984. This ticket has been authenticated and encapsulated by PSA.
Lot #221 - 1977 Michael Jordan Signed Parkers Food Store Little League Team Signed Baseball with One of a Kind "Rabbit" Nickname Inscription (PSA/DNA & Coach LOA) – This offered Babe Ruth League Baseball stamped baseball was signed in 1977 when Jordan was playing in a Babe Ruth League in Wilmington, North Carolina. Jordan’s signature appears on the side panel and it was signed “Mike Jordan” in black pen with “Rabbit” inscribed above. LOAs from PSA & Jordan’s coach.
About Goldin Auctions
Sports memorabilia impresario Ken Goldin has sold more than $700 million in memorabilia from many of the biggest names in sports, history and pop culture and was the pioneer of using the medium of television to sell sports memorabilia. Over the past few years, Goldin Auctions sold a Honus Wagner T206 card for a public sale record $3.12 million, a 2003-04 UD "Exquisite Collection" #78 LeBron James Signed Rookie Card (#14/23) – "Rookie Patch Parallel" (RPP) – BGS GEM MINT 9.5/BGS 10 – that sold for a modern card record $1,845,000, a Babe Ruth's 1918 contract for a record $1.02 million, a 2009 Bowman Chrome Mike Trout Prospects Red Refractor – BGS 9.5 for $922,500 a record for a modern baseball card, a 2003-04 LeBron James Game Used Rookie Jersey for $392,500 – the highest paid for a LeBron James rookie jersey, the Mike Piazza Post-9/11 home run jersey for $365,000, and the 1979-80 Wayne Gretzky PSA GEM MT 10 rookie card for a record $465,000. Goldin Auctions strives to break new ground and offer collectors the best in collectible treasures up for auction in the marketplace. Goldin Auctions is the official auction partner of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Jackie Robinson Foundation, the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association and the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum. For more information, visit www.goldinauctions.com.