As Americans prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, sports memorabilia collectors and dealers have plenty to be thankful for.
Like such legendary athletes as Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Muhammad Ali, Willie Mays, Tom Brady and Aaron Judge.
Goldin Co. is celebrating Thanksgiving with its November Elite Sports Auction, which is highlighted by rare memorabilia featuring all those legendary athletes.
Highlighting the auction, which closes on Nov. 26, is a 2008-09 Michael Jordan/Larry Bird/Magic Johnson Triple Logoman card, which already has a current bid of $260,000. The 1/1 card featuring three of the NBA’s most legendary stars features the NBA Logoman patch for each of the three players.
“November is a time to remember what you’re thankful for. At Goldin, we’re thankful for family, friends, one-of-ones, rookie patch autograph cards and hall-of-fame athlete memorabilia,” said Goldin Executive Chairman and Founder Ken Goldin. “Some of the greatest sports figures of all time are represented in this month’s auction.”
The auction also features:
• A 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Ticket #144 Tom Brady Signed Rookie Card, graded 8 by BGS 8. Current bid: $190,000.
• A 1978 Muhammad Ali’s Three-Times Heavyweight Champion Ring commemorating his third heavyweight championship victory. Current bid: $55,000.
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• A 1979 Larry Bird, Magic Johnson Dual-Signed NCAA Semifinals Ticket Stub from the March 24, 1979 NCAA Tournament semifinal games that launched Bird and Johnson into the national spotlight. Starting bid: $1,000.
• A 2002-03 Michael Jordan Game-Used Washington Wizards Jersey Jordan wore his final NBA season. Current bid: $31,000.
• A Slugger S2 model bat used by Willie Mays during the 1965-69 seasons. Starting bid: $6,500.
• A 2022 MLB All-Star Game Aaron Judge Plaster Handprint with Signature. The 24-by-24-by-6-inch plaster cast, created during the 2022 All-Star Game festivities, has Judge's hand imprints in the center. Starting bid: $5,000.
• A 2021-22 Panini National Treasures Cade Cunningham Rookie Patch Autograph (RPA) Logoman. Signed by Cunningham, the first overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft and graded BGS 9. Starting bid: $100,000.
• A Conor McGregor UFC 246 Fight-Worn Trunks worn and signed by McGregor after his last UFC victory on Jan. 18, 2020. Current bid: $6,000.