The booming sports card and memorabilia market soared to new heights this weekend, with Goldin Auctions saying Monday its most recent auction, which featured ultra-rare rookie cards of Patrick Mahomes, Mickey Mantle and Michael Jordan, generated a record-shattering $33 million in total sales.
A 2017 Panini National Treasures #161 Patrick Mahomes Signed Patch Rookie Card, of which only five exist, was purchased for $861,000, making it the most expensive football card ever sold.
Two gem mint Michael Jordan 1986 Fleer rookie cards in PSA 10 grade sold for $738,000 each—the highest amount ever paid for a Jordan rookie.
The jersey Jordan wore during his final NBA game (played on April 16th, 2003, in Philadelphia) was also sold this weekend, fetching $584,250.
Two cards cracked the million-dollar plateau: a one-of-one 2012-13 National Treasures #151 Anthony Davis Signed NBA Logoman Patch rookie went for $1,045,500, and a 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle rookie in PSA 8 grade was sold for $1.6 million.