DACardWorld: Hobby Huddle 7/13/21

2016 Panini Donruss Debuts Gianluigi Donnarumma Purple

1933 Goudey Babe Ruth PSA Mint 9 Auctions for $4.2M
The late Dr. Thomas Newman’s card collection featuring the “Magnificent 7” hit record results in an auction held by Memory Lane Inc. that closed on July 10th. The entire “Thomas Newman” collection resulted in $21.5 million, which included the following cards: “POP 1” PSA Mint 9 Babe Ruth 1933 Goudey #53 ($4.2M), 1933 Goudey #181 Babe Ruth PSA Mint 9 ($1.2M), 1916 Babe Ruth Sporting News Rookie #151 PSA EX/MT 6 ($1.4M), 1925 Exhibit Supply Co. Lou Gehrig “Gray Tint” Rookie PSA EX 5 ($1M), 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle PSA NM/MT 8 ($2.1M), 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle Rookie PSA NM/MT 8 ($498K), and 1948 Bowman Basketball #69 George Mikan PSA Mint 9 ($426K).

New $1.5 Million Titleholder for Most Valuable Game Collectible Ever
A Wata 9.8 A++ sealed copy of Super Mario 64 sold at Heritage Auctions for $1.5 million on July 11th. The game now holds the record for the most valuable game collectible of all-time.  This highly popular Nintendo 64 classic broke the previous record of $870k set a few days earlier by a Wata 9.0 A The Legend of Zelda NES game.

Security Escort for PSA 10 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle Card
Ahead of All-Star Week, a PSA Gem Mint 10 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card was escorted with a security detail in Denver, CO that included 15 police officers and an armored car this past Saturday. The legendary card is worth $10 million and will be on display for those attending the All-Star festivities at Denver’s Rally Hotel at McGregor Square. This prized card, owned by Marshal Fogel since 1996, is normally stored in a bank vault.

Ownership of Mickey Mantle’s 500th HR Bat Heads to Court 
The ownership of the bat that Mickey Mantle used to hit his 500th home run with the New York Yankees is now under legal dispute. Former Yankee slugger and Brookyn native, Joe Pepitone has filed a lawsuit in New York’s federal court claiming that he gave the Hall of Fame the bat on loan under the condition that it be returned to him if ever requested.  His request was denied by the Hall of Fame in September 2020 saying he did not have rights to the bat. The bat has a perceived value of more than $500,000.

‘X-Men’ No. 1 Breaks Previous Auction Record by $300K
Late last month, a copy of X-Men No. 1 in Near-Mint condition sold for $807,300 in an auction held by ComicConnect.com.  The price of the comic is not the most expensive comic book of all time, but it does smash the previous record of the same book by more than $300,000.  This nearly 60 year old copy was printed on newsprint and holds a 9.6 rating with CGC. During the auction, the book attracted more than 50 bidders from around the world. This truly shows that sports memorabilia isn’t the only collectibles market in the game jumping up in value.

2021 Topps Museum Collection Baseball Hobby Box
2021 Topps Archives Signature Series Retired Player Edition Hobby Box

2021 Panini Chronicles Racing Hobby Box
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2021 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball Hobby Box

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