20 Cards Top $50,000 in Heritage Auctions Sale

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By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

It wasn’t just the million-dollar Mantle that brought big bids at Heritage’s 2016 November Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction. A total 20 cards passed the $50,000. Of those, 13 topped the $100,000 mark.

The auction featured several top-condition copies of key cards from the late 1800s through to the modern era. And signs of a slowdown on these bluechip cards was nowhere to be found.

At $1.14 million, the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 8.5 became just the second baseball card to hit the million-dollar mark in a public sale. It joins the T206 Honus Wagner, which has set numerous records over the years.

One such Wagner, a Sweet Corporal Back graded PSA 2 sold at the Heritage sale for $776,750. Rounding out the top five was a 1958 Topps Jim Brown PSA 9 ($358,500), 1952 Topps Willie Mays PSA 9 ($310,700) and a 1939 Play Ball Ted Williams PSA 9 ($239,000).

Several key Babe Ruth cards also changed hands. Leading them was a 1916 M101-4 Sporting News card graded PSA 4 that sold for more than $215,000. A similar looking 1916 Famous Barr & Co. Babe Ruth hit $119,500. It’s graded PSA 3. Multiple 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth cards also saw strong prices.

Among the modern cards available was a 1998 Playoff Contenders Peyton Manning Rookie Ticket Autograph. Graded PSA 10, the card closed at $52,580. A BGS 9 1984-85 Star Michael Jordan came in strong at $47,800.

An unopened box of 1986-87 Fleer Basketball sold for $50,190. That works out to nearly $1,400 per pack.

Top 25 Heritage Auctions 2016 November Sports Collectibles Catalog Card Sales

All prices include buyer’s premium.

1. 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 8.5 – $1,135,250

1952 Mickey mantle PSA 8-5 Heritage Nov-2016

2. 1909-11 T206 Sweet Corporal Honus Wagner PSA 2 – $776,750

1909-11 T206 Sweet Corporal Honus Wagner

3. 1958 Topps Jim Brown PSA 9 – $358,500

1958 Topps Jim Brown Heritage Nov-2016

4. 1952 Topps Willie Mays PSA 9 – $310,700

1952 Topps Willie Mays PSA 9 Heritage Nov-2016

5. 1939 Play Ball Ted Williams PSA 9 – $239,000

1939 Play Ball Ted Williams PSA 9 Heritage Nov-2016

6. 1916 M101-4Sporting News Babe Ruth PSA 4 – $215,100

1916 M-101-4 Sporting News Babe Ruth PSA 4 Heritage Nov-2016

7. 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #53 PSA 8 – $203,150

1933 Goudey Babe Ruth 53 PSA 8 Heritage Nov-2016

8. 1955 Topps Roberto Clemente PSA 8.5 – $167,300

1955 Topps Roberto Clemente PSA 8-5 Heritage Nov-2016

8. 1957 Topps Johnny Unitas PSA 9 – $167,300

1957 Topps Johnny Unitas PSA 9 Heritage Nov-2016

10. 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 7 – $155,300

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 7 Heritage Nov-2016

11. 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #149 PSA 8 – $143,400

1933 Goudey Babe Ruth 149 PSA 8 Heritage Nov-2016

12. 1916 Famous & Barr Co. Babe Ruth PSA 3 – $119,500

1916 Famous and Barr Co Babe Ruth PSA 3 Heritage Nov-2016

13. 1948 Leaf Jackie Robinson PSA 8 – $101,575

1948 Leaf Jackie Robinson PSA 8 Heritage Nov-2016

14. 1887 N172 Old Judge Cap Anson Street Clothes PSA 8 – $95,600

1887 N172 Old Judge Cap Anson Street Clothes PSA 8 Heritage Nov-2016

15. 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 6 – $89,625

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 6 Heritage Nov-2016

16. 1948 Leaf Satchel Paige SGC 84 – $77,675

1948 Leaf Satchel Paige SGC 84 Heritage Nov-2016

17. 1954 Topps Ernie Banks PSA 9 – $71,700

1954 Topps Ernie Banks PSA 9

18. 1951 Bowman Willie Mays PSA 8 – $65,725

1951 Bowman Willie Mays PSA 8

19. 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #181 PSA 8 – $57,360

1933 Goudey Babe Ruth 181 PSA 8

20. 1998 Playoff Contenders Peyton Manning Rookie Ticket Autograph PSA 10 – $52,580

1998 Playoff Contenders Peyton Manning Rookie Ticket Autograph PSA 10

21. 1986-87 Fleer Basketball Sealed Box – $50,190

1986-87 Fleer Basketball Box Heritage Nov-2016

22. 1956 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 9 – $47,800

1956 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 9

22. 1984-85 Star Michael Jordan BGS 9 – $47,800

1984-85 Star Michael Jordan BGS 9

24. 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #144 PSA 8 – $41,825

1933 Goudey Babe Ruth 144 PSA 8

25. 1915 Cracker Jack Joe Jackson PSA 7 – $40,630

1915 Cracker Jack Joe Jackson PSA 7

Comments? Questions? Contact Ryan Cracknell on Twitter @tradercracks.

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Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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2 comments

  1. fred flynn 22 November, 2016 at 16:15

    I have a collection of 1953 Topps baseball cards. 237 cards total. Not a complete set but some very good players , starting with # 1 Jackie Robinson and ending with # 279 Joe Coleman. Excellent to Mint condition. Looking for some advise . Auction or some interested buyer .

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