Just as Shohei Ohtani is set to make history as the first player in MLB history to start the All-Star game as a pitcher and hitter, Goldin Auctions has sold the most expensive Ohtani Superfractor card collection.
The collection, which includes 17 Ohtani Superfractor cards, sold for $297,660 during Goldin’s July Card Auction. The auction also included a 2018 Shohei Ohtani Bowman Chrome Orange Refractor that sold for a record $148,830.
“Shohei Ohtani is doing things that should not be humanly possible on a baseball diamond and watching the value of his cards and memorabilia soar in real-time is amazing,” said Goldin Auctions Executive Chairman and Founder Ken Goldin. “We’re super excited for our Ohtani winners.”
The auction also brought bids on 20 individual, unopened packs of 1996-97 Topps Chrome Basketball cards that sold collectively for more than $46,000. The packs will be opened live during a special Barstool Sports stream later this month hosted by Ken Goldin and Barstool personalities PFTCommenter and Big Cat. The packs could contain rookie cards from some of the NBA’s all-time best players, including Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, Ray Allen and more. In March, Goldin Auctions sold a Black Label 10 Kobe Bryant card from this set for more than $1.75 million.
“Last time we did something like this with Logan Paul, we unboxed nearly $2 million worth of Pokémon cards. With Kobe and AI and Jordan possibly mixed in these packs, who knows what we might pull live this time?” Goldin said.
Other highlights of the July auction include:
• A Fleer Michael Jordan rookie card for $270,600.
• A 2003-04 SP Signature Edition Inkredible Inscriptions LeBron James rookie card for $185,730.
• A 2018-19 Trae Young Flawless Logoman 1/1 rookie card for $93,480.
• A Kobe Bryant game-used Logo Men for $81,180.
• A 2003 Bowman Chrome Black Refractor LeBron James rookie card for $233,700.
• 2019 Fernando Tatis Stadium Club Chrome Superfractor for $62,730.
• A 2014 Panini National Treasures Jacob deGrom-signed patch rookie card for $20,910, an all-time record for any National Treasures baseball card.