Six-figure sales happen with vintage football greats' Rookie Cards, too


The high-dollar auctions aren't just for high-grade Mickey Mantle cards.

While "The Mick" has dominated the auction block in recent years -- and did so again last weekend via Heritage Auctions -- there were two six-figure NFL sales of note in that Heritage sale, too.

And they weren't alone as a number of graded football cards topped the $10,000 mark.

lfLeading the way was this PSA 9 copy of Jim Brown's 1958 Topps Rookie Card, which has four brethren in the same grade but a PSA 10 does not exist. This card? It sold for $336,000. The other six-figure Rookie Card was the PSA 9 Bart Starr 1957 Topps card up top that sold for $288,000. It's one of three PSA 9s and, again, a PSA 10 does not exist.

The big sale -- one that totaled more than $12 million in all for the weekend -- also included a $48,000 Peyton Manning PSA 10 1998 Playoff Contenders Rookie Card (pop 52), a second-year Brown card, a second Starr RC and Topps debuts for Joe Namath, Joe Montana, Johnny Unitas and Paul Hornung to name a few. You can see a number of them -- and what they sold for -- in the gallery below.

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