Four cards top $100,000 mark in Memory Lane Inc. auction

item_38092_1Memory Lane Inc.’s Spring Classics Rarities Auction ended with more than $2.9 million in sales during the weekend and four cards were of note helping the company reach that mark.

Three of them topped $100,000, while a fourth key card from the past topped $90,000 before a 20 percent premium was added.

item_38073_1The leader in the clubhouse was a PSA 9 1954 Topps Hank Aaron Rookie Card, which sold for $190,000 after 87 bids and totaled $228,000 after a premium. Only two copies of that card have graded higher. The second-highest card in the sale was a PSA 8 copy of Mickey Mantle‘s 1951 Bowman Rookie Card, and it went for $131,000 after 52 bids — or $157,200 after the premium.

It wasn’t all baseball as there were 103 bids on a PSA 9 1957 Topps Johnny Unitas RC, which is the highest-graded specimen for that card. It went for $126,000 ($151,200 after premium) after an opening bid of just $20,000. The fourth-priciest card in the auction was a 1948 Leaf Babe Ruth in a PSA 9 holder, and it netted $91,000 after 66 bids. (That’s $109,200 after premium.)

Five other cards topped the $50,000 mark pre-premium, while 14 others topped the $25,000 plateau. You can see all of the sales by clicking here.

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