Just 10 of the most-notable items in the sports world that were sold in 2017 totaled more than $6.7 million in sales, ranging from the $1.68 million Norman Rockwell piece you see here to high-grade copies of Mickey Mantle‘s iconic 1952 Topps card.
And they all had one thing in common — PSA or PSA/DNA authentication.
“We certified a myriad of incredible items last year, and the list is full of sports history from top to bottom,” said Professional Sports Authenticator VP Steve Sloan. “We’ll continue pushing ourselves toward another great year in 2018, and look forward to what’s in store.”
The Newport Beach, Calif.-based company recently took the time to examine the markets last year and touted its Top 10 for 2017. Keep reading to see everything on the list.
Here’s the rundown from PSA … click the links to view the items.
- 1948 original study for “Tough Call” by Norman Rockwell – signed and inscribed: $1,680,000, Heritage Auctions (Aug.)
- 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA 8: $660,000, Heritage (Feb.)
- 1909-11 T206 Honus Wagner “The Original Wagner” PSA 1: $609,294, SCP Auctions (June)
- 1916 M101-4 Sporting News #151 Babe Ruth PSA 7: $600,000, Robert Edward Auctions (Oct.)
- 1909 T206 Honus Wagner Sweet Caporal 150/130 PSA 2: $600,000, Memory Lane Inc. (May)
- 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle PSA 9: $588,000 (Oct.)
- 1916 M101-5 Blank Back (Sporting News) Babe Ruth #151 PSA 7: $552,000, Heritage (May)
- 1968 Mickey Mantle inscribed game-worn road jersey: $486,000, Heritage (Feb.)
- 1924 Lou Gehrig signed New York Yankees rookie contract: $480,000, Heritage (Aug.)
- 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA 8: $462,000, Memory Lane (May)
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