Officials at Memory Lane predicted the collection would sell for more than $20 million, and they weren’t wrong. More than 50 of Newman’s historic cards broke auction records. The collection includes memorabilia dating back to the 1880s. The 1993 Babe Ruth Goudey card’s highest-selling card fetched $1,272,000.
Honus Wagner T206 SGC 3
A baseball card that once reigned as the most expensive in the world just broke that record. A 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie card sold for $5.2 million in January 2021, breaking the previous record by one million dollars. The winning bidder was actor and entrepreneur Rob Gough. This auction is the biggest in the history of sports cards.
Another prestigious sale came at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey. A 1919 Topps rookie card sold for $4.6 million, and a 1952 Topps #311 card sold for $5.2 million.
Previously, the highest-priced baseball card was a 1914 Honus Wagner card of Babe Ruth. The card depicts the legend as a 19-year-old minor league pitcher. It was the first card to show him. The buyer was happy that a piece of history had been immortalized.
Mickey Mantle card
A 1952 Mickey Mantle card from the Newman Collection sells for $4.2M. The highest-graded issue sold for nearly four million dollars. This card was owned by Dr Newman, who passed away from the COVID-19 virus. Among the other top-selling cards in the auction were a 1921 E121 Ruth card sold for $337,906 and a 1933 Goudey Sport Kings Lou Gehrig rookie card for $184,600.
The sale of this Mickey Mantle card sets a new record for PSA 8 copies of the iconic post-War baseball card. Before the sale, only six PSA 8 sales had reached this price. Newman purchased the card in 1986 for nearly a million dollars. In addition to this card, he also sold a 1951 Bowman Mantle rookie card in PSA 8 grade for $3.2 million.
Memory Lane held the auction. More than 50 lots sold for over $20 million, and many of the most valuable items were set to break new records. Some of the most useful items in the auction included rare and valuable one-of-a-kind cards.
1914 Baltimore News
One of the most expensive baseball cards ever sold at an auction was the 1914 Baltimore News Babe Ruth card. The card was graded PSA 9 and is one of the most important in the sport’s history. It’s a short piece and is expected to break the current record of $5.2 million. A few years ago, only a handful of these cards had sold for this much.
The collection was curated by Tampa, Florida, neurologist Dr Thomas Newman. He compiled his collection over four decades. Officials at Memory Lane had estimated that the group would gross upwards of $20 million, and they were right. At the auction, more than 50 of the collection’s historical cards sold for new records. The group contained rare and one-of-a-kind items dating back to the 1880s.
The 1914 Baltimore News Babe Ruth card was Ruth’s first-ever baseball card. It was printed in red and blue. It’s a rare and highly sought-after item in the Newman Collection. It was also Ruth’s first card as a professional.
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Officials at Memory Lane predicted the collection would sell for more than $20 million, and they weren’t wrong. More than 50 of Newman’s historic cards broke auction records.
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