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Goldin's Debut Auction Tops $800K, Rose Banishment Papers Don't Meet Reserve

Goldin Auctions topped $800,000 in its debut auction, with more than $5,000 going toward Hurricane Sandy Relief. Ruth signed bat topped $23,000, Barry Lyons' 1986 Mets World Series ring hit $22,840, but the big draw, Pete Rose's personal copy of his banishment papers failed to meet reserve at $259,000.

In its debut auction, Goldin Auctions sold more than 600 lots of sports, history and pop-culture memorabilia for more than $800,000. The auction, which was open for bidding from Oct. 15 through Nov. 17, 2012, also sold 15 special Hurricane Sandy Relief lots, donated by the company founders, raising $5,000 for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief.

"We are ecstatic over the success of our first auction as many of the lots far exceeded the pre-auction estimates," said Ken Goldin, founder of Goldin Auctions. "It was obvious from the heavy bidding and flurry of late bids into the early morning hours on Sunday that there were many of the industry's most sophisticated collectors, as well as sports fans who have purchased from me for a number of years, participating in our auction. We started with a database of 100,000 collectors and are thrilled that so many of them bid upon items."


Some of the auction highlights include (sale price includes 10 percent buyer's premium):
1930s Babe Ruth signed bat - $23,582
1986 Barry Lyons N.Y. Mets World Series ring - $22,840
1995-96 Michael Jordan championship season game-worn jersey - $22,413
1950's Norm Van Brocklin game-used Rams helmet - $16,105
1977-78 Roger Staubach game-used jersey - $14,271
1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie card (PSA 4) - $12,973
2001 Drew Brees first NFL game-worn Chargers jersey - $12,973
1934 N.Y. Yankees signed baseball - $12,650
2012 Derek Jeter game-used Yankees home jersey - $11,274
1993 Ricky Henderson Toronto W.S. Trophy - $9,434
2009 Derek Jeter Game Used and Signed Bat - $8,983
1864 Abraham Lincoln signed Civil War document - $8,576
1994 Jerry Rice signed and inscribed game-used Super Bowl jersey - $8,257
1992 USA Basketball Dream Team signed Hall of Fame banner - $8,165
1969-72 NY Jets Don Maynard game-used jersey $7,603
1952 Tip Top Bread Labels - $7,603
2011 Adrian Peterson game-used jersey - $5,704
2005 Robinson Cano rookie season game-used bat - $5,453
1964 Topps Giant Set (PSA 9) - $5,576
1970 Pele worn and signed Brazil jersey - $5,184
1908 London Olympic Winners Medal - $4,712
Michael Jordan's American Express card - $3,146
2008 Derek Jeter game-used pants - $2,988.


Personal collections from Philadelphia Flyers greats Bernie Parent and Dave Schultz were also highly sought after by collectors, as the eight items from the two Stanley Cup champions sold for more than $22,000. This included: 2012 Winter Classis Parent Mask ($6,903); 2012 Winter Class Parent Pads ($5,575.90); 2004 Flyers/Peter Max Artwork ($5,899.30); Parent Autographed Retired Number Banner ($4,840); Winter Classic Parent Goalie Stick ($1.210); 2012 Winter Classic Parent Jersey ($1,098); 1975 Schultz Skates ($2,134); and '74-75 Schultz Clarence Campbell Trophy ($1,948).

One of the most unique items in the auction, the Pete Rose Banishment Document, reached a high bid of $259,377 (including 10 percent buyer's premium). But unfortunately it fell short of the Reserve Price established by the seller and as a result was left unsold.

Goldin Auctions is planning its next catalog/phone/internet auction to open in January and close in February and is looking for high quality consignments including vintage trading cards, game used items, championship rings and watches, historical documents, golden and silver age comic books, and entertainment memorabilia. For information on how to consign an item, visit