There’s no formal record book, but Honus Wagner and LeBron James are helping write it.
A pair of sports cards set sales records Saturday night in a Goldin Auctions event — a PSA 5 (MC) copy of Wagner’s iconic T206 baseball card and a modern-day Upper Deck creation from King James’ rookie year also graded and slabbed by PSA.
“The demand for rare, high-grade vintage cards has exploded so we were confident that there would be some eye-popping results and new record prices established,” said Ken Goldin, the founder of Goldin Auctions. “Every time one of these rare collectibles is offered for auction, serious collectors realize that it may be the last time for a long time. The booming market for high-grade rare trading cards, coupled with the limited supply, created the perfect storm for these remarkable prices.”
The Wagner sold for record $3.12 million, while the 2003 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Ultimate Logos card, a 1/1 logoman, sold for $312,000, which is believed to be a record for a modern-day card at auction.
The Wagner previously sold for $2.1 million — also in a sale handled by Goldin.
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