The Fall Focus Auction is LIVE!
The world's best auction house presents our newest auction featuring an exclusive (and focused) collection of 50 amazing graded cards and autographed tickets for your consideration and bids.
Overview of Top Auction Items
2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Ticket #144 Tom Brady Rookie Autograph card. The legend is back. No, not Tom Brady, who never really left after all. But his record-smashing rookie Championship Ticket card continues to rank among the most sought after in the hobby. Numbered #6/100 and encapsulated by PSA as Authentic, the Autograph at the foot of Brady's action shot grades a perfect 10. In early 2021, a version of this card set the collecting world on fire by selling for $2.25 million; just a couple of months later, another example broke the previous record at a price of $3.1 million. Both of those cards were auctioned by Lelands, and since then The GOAT and The Originals have teamed up for some of the premier offerings of merchandise, cards, and memorabilia from perhaps not just the greatest football player, but one of the greatest athletes of all time. There are eight (8) PSA dual-graded Brady Champ Tickets, meaning card and auto are both graded; on that pop report, this is Pop 2 with six higher. You know many of the accolades - 7-time Super Bowl Champ, 5-time Super Bowl MVP, 3-time Most Valuable Player, not to mention seemingly unassailable career marks for Completions, Touchdowns, and Yards. For another eye-popping perspective, TB12 has won his first two games of the 2022 season at age 45, running his total to 245 (not counting his amazing 35 playoff triumphs). Aaron Rodgers is 2nd among active QBs (8th overall) with 140. Meaning, the 38-year old Rodgers could post a perfect 17-0 record for the next six seasons and he STILL wouldn't catch Brady's current total, which of course is far from final. A QB starting today could post 14 consecutive perfect seasons and would still fall short. Brady's career is sure to provide fodder for statisticians (and writers) for generations to come.
For modern football superstars, a National Treasures RPA is the crown jewel. Here we have Patrick Mahomes most iconic and sought after rookie card, the 2017 National Treasures Football #161 Holo Silver Patch Autograph (R) card. The card and autograph have been graded and encapsulated by BGS NM-MT+ 8.5 with a perfect bold blue auto grading a perfect 10 out of 10. Sub-grades are centering 9; edges 8; corners 8.5; and surface 9.5. Numbered #1/25, this beauty contains a rare three color swatch with an autograph in blue upon a white background. The market tends to favor “true” RPA’s numbered to 99 as the more valuable examples, even more valuable than the scarcer /25 versions, but that may change one day if collectors realize finding a scarcer example should result in a higher price. When it comes to investment opportunities, this is usually the number one candidate for Patrick Mahomes, and should have long term stability as he continues to play at an elite level.
Arguably the greatest debut ticket to source from the decade 1980s, this very ticket was in attendance at the Chicago
Stadium on October 26, 1984 and witnessed Michael Jordan's NBA debut. Jordan hit the ground running and scored
the first 16 points of his Hall of Fame career and helped the Bulls defeat the then Washington Bullets 109-93.
The fans new instantly that they had someone special and were obviously thankful that both the Rockets and Trail
Blazers passed on the young new superstar in the draft enabling him to move to Chicago. Fortunately saved by a savvy basketball collector/enthusiast, this beautifully well
preserved blue and white ticket stub has been graded and encapsulated EX-MT 6 by PSA. A remarkable Pop 2 example
with none higher, this scarce ticket is far more rare than any Jordan Rookie card, far more significant and a must
for any true Michael Jordan collector.
The follow-up to the 1951 release that included multiple sports, 1952 Berk Ross Baseball ditched all the non-baseball subjects and pushed its checklist to the next level. Mickey Mantle is obviously the top card in the set and other appealing Hall of Fame options include Willie Mays, Jackie Robinson, Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams. Exceedingly rare today and almost never found in an ultra-high grade, this remarkable 1952 Berk Ross Willie Mays has been graded and encapsulated MINT 9 by PSA. An outstanding Pop 1 example with only five companions and none higher, this aesthetically pleasing and rare-as-they-come issue, featuring arguably one of the greatest players of a time, is sure to garner some attention.
2020 National Treasures Football #156 Joe Burrow Holo Gold (R) Patch Autograph card. This gem has been graded and encapsulated by BGS MT 9 with a perfect bold blue autograph grading 10 out of 10. Above average sub-grades for a MINT 9 with: centering 9.5; edges 9; corners 9; and surface 9. Extremely limited example, numbered #6/10 and contains a two color orange and white patch with an autograph in blue upon a white background. Even with the patch being two colors, the shape of the patch is quite unique and not seen often. If the Bengals offensive line can prevent Burrow from having multiple-sack games and immense pressure, the sky’s the limit for the superstar quarterback.
The most sought after RPA from 2018 National Treasures Football is right here, card #163 Josh Allen (R) Patch Autograph. The card and autograph have been graded and encapsulated by BGS MINT 9 with an auto grade of 10. Sub-grades are centering 9.5; edges 9.5; corners 9.5; and surface 8. Numbered #55/99 and contains a top tier four color red, white, blue, and black patch with an autograph in blue upon a white background. Best part about the patch is the balance of each color and not a pro dominantly white swatch with slivers of additional colors. The red, white and blue color scheme makes this an aesthetically pleasing card and one with tremendous eye appeal.
The most important RPA from the 2020 National Treasures release; the #158 Justin Herbert (R) Patch Autograph card. Card and autograph have been graded and encapsulated by BGS NM-MT+ 8.5 with a perfect blue autograph grading 10 out of 10. Sub-grades are centering 9; edges 8.5; corners 9; and surface 8.5, meaning this card is only .5 away from grading MINT 9 overall. Numbered #19/99 and contains a three color white, yellow, and black patch with an autograph in blue upon a white background. As Herbert continues to play at an elevated level, we can see why his prices have remained so high and consistent.
2021 National Treasures Patch Autograph Red #156 Trevor Lawrence Laundry Tag Rookie Patch Autograph rates as one of Tlaw's best rookie cards. A truly one-of-a-kind find, this boasts a perfect 10 Autograph with strong PSA NM-MT 8 overall grade as a tremendous collectible from the 2021 #1 overall NFL Draft selection. Lawrence showed flashes of brilliance despite his Jacksonville Jaguars' league-worst 3-14 overall record, and many look to him as the key to the franchise's resurgence. National Treasures RPA's are always the most sought after, and usually most expensive, cards for football rookies, and this masterpiece will be a hot item if the 2018 Offensive MVP of the CFP National Championship while with Clemson continues to grow and live up to his immense potential.
2013 Bowman Chrome Draft Pick Autographs Gold Refractor #AJ Aaron Judge Rookie Autograph card is as close to perfection as it gets, and couldn't be more timely. Not only is this a rare Gold Refractor edition, but it was the first off the line, numbered #01/50. Graded overall BGS PRISTINE 10, near-immaculate sub-grades feature: Centering 10, Corners 9.5, Edges 10, Surface 10, with a perfect 10 Autograph - only Pop 1 of 3 for this issue. Babe Ruth was often referred to by observers as "larger than life," a fitting description as well for the 6'7" behemoth Judge, for whom the average baseball bat looks like a child's toy as he confidently strides to the plate. Though in just his 6th full MLB season, Aaron has already earned his place next to the Bambino in New York Yankees folklore with his 60th home run of the 2022 season on September 20, as he sets his sights on Roger Maris' American League record of 61. To say this card has great investment potential is an understatement; first, Chrome Refractors of any kind remain among the most popular collectibles in the hobby. In addition, Judge has reached his current career mark of 218 homers in far fewer games than both Barry Bonds and Hank Aaron reached the same plateau, putting the Pinstripe phenom on a potential path to legendary status.
1955 Topps Baseball #50 Jackie Robinson Autographed card. The card and autograph have been graded and encapsulated by PSA as VG 3 with an Auto grade of Authentic. According to the PSA population report, only 11 1955 autographed Robinson cards have been encapsulated with 8 of these grading as Authentic. The autograph is legible and was done in what appears to be black. The autograph has faded over the years. The card itself has a clear and focused image of Robinson. The edges are fairly smooth and the centering is good. All four corners have touches with the bottom right exhibiting a few light creases/wrinkles. The reverse is evenly toned.
Who would of thought that you could have pulled a signed Willie Mays card out of a pack in 2004? The greatest Hall of Famer alive, was once again available in wax packs as part of a Topps program that acquired vintage trading cards, presented them to the subjects for signing, and then resealed them in fresh packs to be dispersed nationwide looking for a new home. One lucky pack ripper eventually opened undoubtedly the best pack of his life when this 1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays "Buyback" popped up. This remarkable 1952 Topps '04 Topps Originals Buyback #261 Willie Mays Signed Rookie Card is a 1/1 example, has tremendous eye appeal and has since been graded and encapsulated 6 EX-NM with 10 Auto Grade. If your a 1/1 collector, looking for a 70 year example featuring a true legend of the game, here's your chance.
1954 Bowman baseball set has been popular since new and still maintains a strong following today with 1950s and Hall of Fame baseball card collectors. The 1954 Bowman's construction with its dark gray and cheaper card stock has lent a hand in making this set a difficult one to collect in higher grade which makes the offered example that much more special. This 1954 Bowman #89 Willie Mays with its brilliant colors, remarkable centering and razor sharp corners has been graded and encapsulated MINT 9 by PSA. A Pop 19 example with none higher, 1954 Bowman Wille Mays cards of this caliber rarely see the light of day; don't let it slip away.