It was touted as being one of the most impressive auctions in Mile High Card Company history, and led by an exceptionally high-end 1933 DeLong complete set and the stunning sequel to “The Beer Box Find,” Mile High Card Company’s September auction delivered with over 2.4 million in total sales.
The individual cards from the 1933 Delong set received feverish bidding all throughout the day, closing at a total of $214,791 with #7 Lou Gehrig NM/MT ($64,670), #6 Cochrane PSA 8 NM/MT ($13,721), #15 Stephenson PSA 8 NM/MT ($24,691) #19 Hafey PSA 8 NM/MT ($24,331) and 24 Goslin PSA 8 NM/MT ($14,932) setting all-time price records.
‘Beer Box II’ turned out to be every bit as impressive as advertised, highlighting a non-sports section that included a 1965 Topps Gilligan’s Island Partial Unopened Wax Box (15/24) that brought in just over $14,000, 1969 Topps Wacky Ads Nearly Full Unopened Wax Box (21/24) with Scarce “Good and Empty” Showing at $17,877, 1965 Scanlen’s Football Six-Pack Display Box Salesman’s Sample at $11,879, and the one and only PSA graded 1967 Leaf Star Trek Unopened Pack that went for $9,018. Other key pieces that returned incredible results were 1948-49 Leaf #8 Satchel Paige EX/NM that sold for $93,219, 1921 E121 American Caramel Babe Ruth Series of 80 PSA 3.5 VG+ that closed at $20,725, 1966 Philadelphia #31 Dick Butkus PSA 9 MINT that sold for $37,807, 1986-87 Fleer Basketball Unopened Wax Box that went for $57,182 and an extremely scarce 1968 Topps Test Basketball Unopened Pack that brought in for $16,901. More results from this tremendous event will be available next week.
MHCC would like to thank our incredible consignors and bidders for allowing us to bring you such an extraordinary auction. The consignment deadline for Mile High Card Company’s next auction is October 25th. If you desire the maximum possible return for your prized sports cards and/or memorabilia, please call our office at (303) 840-2784 to speak with one of our team of experts, contact us at www.milehighcardco.com.