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The Most Memorable Memorabilia: The Top 25 Sports Collectible Sales Of All Time

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Last Updated 09/18/2022

RANK
#1
Description
1952 Topps Mickey Mantle SGC 9.5
Price
$12.60 Million
Year Sold
2022
Sold by
Heritage Auctions
Authentication
SGC
RANK
#2
Description
Michael Jordan 1998 NBA Finals Game 1 ‘The Last Dance’ Game Worn Jersey
Price
$10.09 Million
Year Sold
2022
Sold by
Sotheby’s
Authentication
MeiGray
RANK
#3
Description
Diego Maradona 1986 ‘The Hand of God’ & ‘Goal of the Century’ World Cup Match Worn Shirt
Price
$8.93 Million
Year Sold
2022
Sold by
Sotheby’s
Authentication
Resolution Photomatching
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#4
Description
1892 Original Olympic Manifesto
Price
$8.81 Million
Year Sold
2019
Sold by
Sotheby’s
Authentication
N/A
RANK
#5
Description
T206 Honus Wagner SGC 2
Price
$7.25 Million
Year Sold
2022
Sold by
Private Sale Brokered by Goldin
Authentication
SGC
RANK
#6
Description
T206 Honus Wagner SGC 3
Price
$6.61 Million
Year Sold
2021
Sold by
Robert Edward Auctions
Authentication
SGC
RANK
#7
Description
1970’s Muhammad Ali WBC Heavyweight Championship Belt
Price
$6.18 Million
Year Sold
2022
Sold by
Heritage Auctions
Authentication

N/A

RANK
#8
Description
2009 Playoff National Treasures Stephen Curry 1/1 Logoman
Price
$5.90 Million*
Year Sold
2021
Sold by
Private Sale
Authentication
PSA
RANK
#9
Description
c 1928-1930 Babe Ruth Game Worn Jersey
Price
$5.64 Million
Year Sold
2019
Sold by
Hunt Auctions
Authentication
SGC
RANK
#10
Description
1914 Baltimore News Babe Ruth SGC 3
Price
$5.20+ Million
Year Sold
2021
Sold by
Private Sale
Authentication
SGC
RANK
#T11
Description
1952 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 9
Price
$5.20 Million
Year Sold
2021
Sold by
Private Sale Brokered by PWCC
Authentication
PSA
RANK
#T11
Description
2003-04 UD “Exquisite Collection” #78 LeBron James Signed Rookie Patch Parallel BGS 9.0
Price
$5.20 Million
Year Sold
2021
Sold by
Private Sale Brokered by PWCC
Authentication
BGS
RANK
#13
Description
Tiger Woods’ 2000-2001 Tiger Slam Game-used Winning Irons
Price
$5.16 Million
Year Sold
2022
Sold by
Golden Age Auctions 
Authentication
N/A
RANK
#14
Description
2018 National Treasures Luka Doncic RC Auto Logoman 1/1
Price
$4.60 Million
Year Sold
2021
Sold by
Private Sale 
Authentication
N/A
RANK
#15
Description
1920 Babe Ruth Game Worn Road Jersey
Price
$4.42 Million
Year Sold
2012
Sold by
SCP Auctions
Authentication
Mears
RANK
#16
Description
James Naismith’s Original Rules of Basketball
Price
$4.34 Million
Year Sold
2012
Sold by
Sotheby’s
Authentication
N/A
RANK
#17
Description
2017 National Treasures NFL Shield Patrick Mahomes Rookie Auto 1/1 BGS 8.5
Price
$4.30 Million
Year Sold
2021
Sold by
Private Sale Brokered by PWCC
Authentication
BGS
RANK
#18
Description
Babe Ruth 1933 Goudey #53 PSA 9
Price
$4.21 Million
Year Sold
2021
Sold by
Memory Lane
Authentication
PSA
RANK
#19
Description
1950 Jackie Robinson Game Used Jersey 
Price
$4.20 Million
Year Sold
2021
Sold by
Private Sale brokered by Hunt Auctions
Authentication
Resolution Photomatching, SGC, Photo-Match.com
RANK
#20
Description
2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects Mike Trout (Superfractors) Signed Rookie BGS 9
Price
$3.94 Million
Year Sold
2020
Sold by
Goldin Auctions
Authentication
BGS
RANK
#21
Description
1979 O-Pee-Cee Wayne Gretzky PSA 10 
Price
$3.75 Million
Year Sold
2021
Sold by
Private sale brokered by Heritage Auctions
Authentication
PSA
RANK
#22
Description
T206 Honus Wagner PSA 3
Price
$3.70 Million
Year Sold
2020
Sold by
Heritage Auctions
Authentication
PSA
RANK
#23
Description
T206 Honus Wagner PSA 2
Price
$3.66 Million
Year Sold
2021
Sold by
Goldin Auctions
Authentication
PSA
RANK
#24
Description
1996-97 Kobe Bryant Rookie Game Used Jersey
Price
$3.60 Million
Year Sold
2021
Sold by
Goldin Auctions
Authentication
Resolution Photomatching, Sports Inventors
RANK
#25
Description
2009 National Treasures Basketball Complete Set
Price
$3.30 Million
Year Sold
2022
Sold by
Private sale brokered by PWCC
Authentication
BGS, Raw

*$5.9 Million valuation based on 51% acquisition for $3 million