Sports Collectibles Auctions
We are the Industry Leader and Here's Why

Our Sports Auctions Include the finest Sports Cards, Autographed
Memorabilia, Game Used Items and much more...

Our Auctions are followed nationally by ESPN, CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business, and many other prominent media outlets. Every Goldin Auctions event is full of exciting material for the sports collector. Our management team extensively markets and promotes our auctions not only within the collectibles hobby, but also to a vast, worldwide audience through a variety of demonstrably successful marketing channels.

Our Catalogs feature the industry's highest percentage of "fresh" items that have never before been offered for public sale. These are typically acquired through our exclusive contacts among agents, athletes and the owners of historic collections. A small sampling of outstanding player collections we have handled includes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mike Schmidt, Joe Montana, Andre Dawson, Barry Bonds, Mike Singletary, Michael Strahan and Bernie Parent.

Goldin Auctions' focus on effective advertising and promotion has resulted in numerous world-record prices realized. For example:

  • Highest sale price for a trading card: $3,120,000 - 1909-11 T206 White Border Honus Wagner
  • Highest sale price for a hockey trading card: $465,000 - 1979/80 O-Pee Chee #18 Wayne Gretzky Rookie Card (this exact card last sold for $94,000 in 2011!)
  • Highest sale price for a modern basketball trading card: $1,800,000 - 2003-04 UD "Exquisite Collection" #78 LeBron James Signed Rookie Card (#14/23) – "Rookie Patch Parallel" (RPP) – BGS GEM MINT 9.5/BGS 1
  • Highest sale price for a player contract: $1,007,250 - 1928 Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox Contract
  • Highest sale price for a Heisman Trophy: $426,000 - 1987 Heisman Trophy awarded to Tim Brown
  • Highest sale price for a post-1980 game-used jersey: $365,073 - 2001 Mike Piazza Post-9/11 Game-Used Jersey
  • Highest sale price for a ring: $398,937 – 1987 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Los Angeles Lakers NBA Championship Ring

Goldin Auctions is the official auction company of The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum and we are also the Official Auction House of the Jackie Robinson Foundation.

Our clients will interact with knowledgeable and accommodating staff at all levels of service, and we take pride in quick shipment of all items. We use industry leaders for all authentication.

Please register today, to participate in the sales of the highest-quality game used items, autographed pieces and trading cards in the collectibles industry. 



 

Ken Goldin

Our Founder Ken Goldin founded Goldin Auctions in 2012 and has built Goldin Auctions into an industry leader in collectible and memorabilia auctions.

Ken’s marketing on television and other media throughout his career has led to him being credited for bringing the very best sports collectibles material to the masses.   Having appeared on Fox News, Bloomberg TV, ESPN and many other outlets, Ken has become one of the most recognizable faces of the Sports Collectibles Industry. In his career, he has sold over $1 billion in the fields of sports cards and memorabilia combined, a figure we believe to be by far the highest in such fields.

Over the course of his career Ken has also signed autograph agreements with virtually every key figure in sports in recent history, including Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Muhammad Ali, Joe Montana, Emmitt Smith, Troy Aikman, Brett Favre, Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Stan Musial, Magic Johnson, Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Dale Earnhardt, Cal Ripken Jr, Barry Bonds, Ken Griffey Jr, Alex Rodriguez, Nolan Ryan, just to name a few! In March 2005 Ken was named one of the 20 most influential people in the sports collectibles industry at the industry’s annual trade conference. Ken was an editor and price guide contributor on the industry’s first autograph handbook, The Sports Collectors Digest guide to autograph collecting. Ken was behind one of the most famous “finds” of the hobby, the famous warehouse find of over 50 cases of unopened 1951 Topps Baseball card blue backs and red backs. He has also sold three of the famous “Holy Grail” T206 Honus Wagner Baseball cards (including the only known uncut strip).  In the August 2020 Auction, Goldin Auctions sold a 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects #BDPP89 Mike Trout (Superfractors) Signed Rookie Card (#1/1) for an All-time public sale record of $3.84 million and the 2003-04 UD “Exquisite Collection” Rookie Patch Autograph (RPA) #78 LeBron James Signed Rookie Card (#02/99) for $1.1 million, plus the previous public sale record holder the 1909-11 Honus Wagner T206 card for $3.12 million, a 1909-11 Honus Wagner PSA 1 for $1,426,800 the record for any card in the PSA 1 grade,  a 2013-14 National Treasures Horizontal (RPA) #130 Giannis Antetokounmpo Signed NBA Logoman Patch Rookie Card (#1/1) – BGS MINT 9/BGS 10 for $1.85 million – a basketball card record.

Ken’s extensive knowledge, history, and contacts outside of the hobby will enable us to bring tens of thousands of unique items to auction in the future.

 

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Steve Lucas

Steve has been active in buying and selling cards for many years, going back to his high school days.  More recently the head of the respective card departments at two major auction houses, he left that post at Legendary Auctions in 2014 to assume the mantle at Goldin Auctions.  He has handled numerous high-dollar consignments (including the sale of the famed Dreier Collection) and has become highly regarded as a consultant for serious PSA Set Registry enthusiasts.  A South Side Chicago native, Steve still works on selected non-sports card projects of his own, and maintains a fascination for poker playing, American muscle cars, and Superman collectibles.


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Dave Amerman

Dave Amerman is lifelong collector of Sports & Historical Memorabilia with over 25 years of experience in the hobby.  He formerly managed Steiner Sports Auction division and assisted in the sale of Yogi Berra’s Estate along with several other athlete’s collections like Don Larsen, Bobby Knight, Bobby Valentine, Cookie Lavagetto and others. Dave also owned his own Sports Memorabilia Auction house prior to closing in 2009.  He also hosted a Live Online show for several years called “What’s It Worth” helping collectors determine the value of their collectibles.  Having handled Multi-Million’s in consignments and sales dating back to the mid-1990’s Dave’s experience and knowledge have lead him to Join the Goldin Auctions team in 2019.  With a personal interest in nearly all collectibles areas from game used items to trading cards and having worked at an autograph company, Dave possesses a firm understanding of many aspects of the hobby and has embraced taking on the task of Auction Director of Goldin Auctions with pride and pleasure.


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Johnny Krause

Johnny Krause joined Goldin Auctions eager to become a part of both the leading auction house and the leading team in the Hobby. He is most passionate about baseball and was formerly Auction Coordinator for Steiner Sports Auction.  At Steiner Sports, he handled an array of many different aspects in the auction industry from Catalog Construction to Consignment Director to Photography Management. With years of expertise in the Hobby having handled millions of dollars in consignment, Johnny has jumped into the Goldin Auctions team in his role as Auction Manager to ensure our consignors get the best auction experience and that their memorabilia is portrayed in a manner that gives the best sales results.


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Frank DiNote

Frank DiNote began as Controller of Goldin Auctions in the fall of 2016 after spending years working in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles and running sports/entertainment venues for world renowned management group Spectra Business. Frank brings a dozen years of financial management experience to the Goldin Auctions family, along with a burning passion for sports. In addition to handling all financial transactions for the company, Frank is heavily involved in consignment and operations as well, working in each aspect of the company. Not a normal accountant, Frank views customer service as one of the primary areas where a company can set itself apart from competitors  and takes great pride in always being available for Goldin Auctions bidders and consignors.


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Hall of Famer and the NBA's all-time leading scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar visiting Goldin Auctions
and staff (Kareem is the tall one)

 

 

Ken Goldin with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar the NBA's all-time leading scorer


 

Ken Goldin with Deidre Bolton of Fox Business

 

 

Ken Goldin with T206 Wagner on Bloomberg

 

 

Jim Beckett

Ken Goldin with Hobby Pioneer Dr. James Beckett