The $400,000 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle and other top sales from the 2015 Goldin Summer Auction

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1952 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 8

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

$400,000 for a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle? That’s what a top-condition copy of the card sold for at the 2015 Goldin Summer Auction. Actually, the final price with buyer’s premium was $400,950 for the iconic card, which has been graded a PSA 8.

The Mantle was the top sale at the auction, which also included many other important cards and one-of-a-kind pieces of sports memorabilia. More than 1,200 lots were put up for bid leading to $4.4 million in total sales.

The auction was split up into two parts. The first closed to coincide with a live event at the 2015 National. Online bidding was also accepted. The remaining items sold through an online auction.

“The combination of our live and online auction was once again well-received by collectors as there was very active bidding both at the live event and our online event,” said Ken Goldin, Founder of Goldin Auctions.

Other top sales included a Babe Ruth game-used cap from 1932 ($261,225), a bat used by Christy Mathewson in the 1905 World Series ($218,700) and Andre Dawson‘s 1987 National League MVP award.

See the biggest sales after the jump where we’ve listed the auction’s top card and memorabilia sales.

You can check out full results on the Goldin Auctions website.

Top 5 2015 Goldin Summer Auction Card Sales

All prices include buyer’s premium.

1. 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 8 – $400,950

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 8

2. T206 Sweet Caporal Eddie Plank PSA 5 – $87,480

T206 Sweet Caporal Eddie Plank PSA 5

3. T206 Piedmont Walter Johnson PSA 9 – $71,995

T206 Piedmont Walter Johnson PSA 9

4. T206 Piedmont Sherry Magie (Magee Error) PSA 5.5 – $71,400

T206 Piedmont Sherry Magie Magee PSA 55

5. 1933 Goudey Napoleon Lajoie PSA 7 – $43,740

1933 Goudey Napoleon Lajoie PSA 7

Top 15 2015 Goldin Summer Auction Memorabilia Sales

1. 1932 Babe Ruth New York Yankees Game-Worn Cap – $261,225

1932 Babe Ruth Game-Worn Cap

2. Christy Mathewson Game-Used 1905 World Series Bat (signed and dated by multiple players including John McGraw) – $218,700

Christy Mathewson 1905 World Series Game-Used Bat

3. Andre Dawson 1987 National League MVP Award – $117,855

Andre Dawson 1987 NL MVP Award

4. Michael Jordan 1997-98 Game-Used and Signed Home Jersey – $102,340

Michael Jordan 1997-97 Game-Used Jersey

5. Babe Ruth Game-Used and Signed Bat – $75,330

Babe Ruth Game-Used Bat

6. James Worthy’s Personal NBA’s 50 Greatest Players Signed Lithograph – $66,640

James Worthy NBA 50 Lithograph

7. Bob Heinz’s 1973 Miami Dolphins Super Bowl VIII Ring – $66,640

Bob Heinz 1973 Miami Dolphins Super Bowl VIII Ring

8. Mickey Mantle Games-Used and Signed 1956 Bat – $59,500

Mickey Mantle 1956 Game-Used Bat

9. Mike Tyson 1987 WBA Heavyweight Championship Belt – $49,980

Mike Tyson 1987 WBA Championship Belt

10. Derek Jeter 2004 Game-Used and Signed Glove – $51,030

Derek Jeter 2004 Game-Used Glove

11. Mike Schmidt 1979 Gold Glove Award – $49,207.50

Mike Schmidt 1979 Gold Glove Award

12. Hank Greenberg Game-Used and Signed Tigers Cap – $48,600

Hank Greenberg 1945 Game-Used Cap

13. Babe Ruth Game-Used Home Run #519 Ball (signed by Ruth and Lou Gehrig) – $39,270

Babe Ruth Home Run 519 Ball

14. Ichiro Suzuki 2001 Gold Glove Award – $40,095

Ichiro Suzuki 2001 Gold Glove Award

15. Ernie Banks Game-Used and Signed Bay – $35,700

Ernie Banks Game-Used Bat

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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. Jason 13 August, 2015 at 00:38

    No disrespect to the card (it is beautiful), but if I had 400K to spend on baseball memorabilia, it would be in the form of…

    Babe Ruth Game-Used and Signed Bat – $75,330

    Mickey Mantle Games-Used and Signed 1956 Bat – $59,500

    Derek Jeter 2004 Game-Used and Signed Glove – $51,030

    Mike Schmidt 1979 Gold Glove Award – $49,207.50

    Babe Ruth Game-Used Home Run #519 Ball (signed by Ruth and Lou Gehrig) – $39,270

    Ichiro Suzuki 2001 Gold Glove Award – $40,095

    Ernie Banks Game-Used and Signed Bay – $35,700

    That would leave me with about 50K left over to buy either the Lajoie card or the Greenberg hat (likely the hat).

    I would rather have 7 one of a kind (or nearly one of a kind) items than one mass produced (although not by today’s standards) item. But, to each their own. Can’t complain about any of the items because they are all awesome!

  2. Jonathan W. Iwanski 13 August, 2015 at 13:08

    Dawson’s award surprised me. I thought he’d hold on to that one. If only I knew it was for sale and didn’t need my house for anything!

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