SCP’s Spring Premier Auction Showcases George Mikan Warm-Up Suit and High-Grade Vintage Cards

SCP Auctions is preparing to unveil a treasure trove of exclusive sports memorabilia at their upcoming Spring Premier Auction. The highlight of this highly-anticipated event is the one-of-a-kind George Mikan Minneapolis Lakers warm-up suit, a remarkable piece signed by the basketball legend himself. With its jacket and pants adorned with Mikan’s signature, this rare find harkens back to the early days of the NBA and is expected to command a staggering price of over $400,000. Authenticated by Sports Investors Authentication, this historic ensemble is a significant addition to any collector’s showcase.

George Mikan’s legacy as a transformative figure in basketball continues to captivate enthusiasts, making his memorabilia, particularly game-worn items, highly sought after. In addition to the iconic warm-up suit, the Spring Premier Auction catalog boasts an array of prime vintage baseball cards that will surely set collectors’ hearts aflutter. Among the standout cards are a PSA 7 Mickey Mantle 1951 Bowman rookie card, two 1952 Topps Mantles, a 1963 Topps Mantle in SGC 9 grade, and a rare 1933 Goudey #92 Lou Gehrig in SGC 9 grade. The Gehrig card, in particular, is projected to exceed $150,000, adding excitement to the bidding competition.

For fans of Pete Rose memorabilia, SCP Auctions presents the second-ranked master set of his cards, following the sale of the top-ranked set last fall. The auction lineup also features a diverse collection of Shohei Ohtani cards and memorabilia, showcasing highlights such as the jersey worn by Ohtani on Jackie Robinson Day in 2023, expected to attract six-figure bids, along with Ohtani’s 200th career home run ball.

Furthermore, the auction boasts an assortment of other notable items, including two pairs of game-worn Michael Jordan shoes, a Roberto Clemente cap, a Ronald Acuna Jr. photo-matched jersey, and a Tua Tagovailoa signed jersey from 2023. Jewelry enthusiasts will also find exquisite pieces such as the 1957 Mickey Mantle AL MVP award, Olympic gold medals belonging to Jim Hines and Oleksandr Abramenko, a 2003 Florida Marlins World Series ring, and a 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers NBA championship ring up for grabs.

Enthusiasts will also have the opportunity to bid on coveted pieces like Kobe Bryant game-worn and signed shoes, a 1957 Mickey Mantle AL MVP trophy, a game-used Ted Williams bat, a 2023 Bowman Chrome Draft Tom Brady Orange Refractor autograph, a 1948 Leaf Jackie Robinson rookie card, early Hall of Fame inductees and Yankee legends multi-signed baseball, and a selection of historical sports memorabilia dating back to the early 20th century.

With a catalog featuring over 400 lots, the Spring Premier Auction kicks off on Wednesday and extends until Saturday, April 13, offering bidders a chance to own a piece of sporting history. To participate in the auction, head to and get ready to bid on these extraordinary collectibles.