Mile High Card Company President and CEO Brian Drent said that 2017 would be a groundbreaking year and he’s right again as MHCC’s Spring Auction is one of their most impressive ever. Though smaller in size at just under 700 lots, this event offers a parade of exclusive sports cards and memorabilia not seen in decades, led by a newly graded 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle RC PSA 8 that compares aesthetically with any MINT example in existence. Bid, view and register for the February 20 – march 9, 2017 at milehighcardco.com.
Also headlining the auction is a 1948 Leaf #8 Satchel Paige PSA 7 NM, 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle BVG 8 NM/MT and a 1925-31 Walter Johnson Game-Used Louisville Slugger Bat PSA/DNA GU 8. “There are about 15 items that could have been the auction headliner at any other time, including a few pieces that are unquestionably museum quality” said Drent.
Along with the Mantle rookie card, there are 1951 Bowman #1 Whitey Ford PSA 8 NM/MT and 1951 Bowman #305 Willie Mays PSA 8 NM/MT rookie cards and a long list of elite pasteboards that include 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 350/30 Ty Cobb Bat Off Shoulder PSA 8 NM/MT, 1909 T204 Ramly Walter Johnson SGC 82 EX/MT+ 6.5, 1933 Goudey #144 Babe Ruth PSA 8 NM/MT, 1935 Zeenut Joe DiMaggio Throwing with Coupon PSA 2 MK, 1939 Play Ball #92 Ted Williams PSA 8 NM/MT, 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle SGC 60 EX 5, 1956 Topps #135 Mickey Mantle Gray Back PSA 9 MINT, 1960 Topps #350 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT, 1968 Topps #247 Johnny Bench Rookie PSA 10 GEM MINT, 1986 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan PSA 10 GEM MINT and 1979 O-Pee-Chee #18 Wayne Gretzky PSA 9 MINT.
Other notable cards include 1909 T206 John McGraw Finger in Air SGC 88 NM/MT 8, 1909-11 T206 Piedmont 350/25 Addie Joss Portrait PSA 8 NM/MT, 1910 E98 Frank Chance SGC 92 NM/MT+ 8.5, 1915 Cracker Jack #66 Nap Lajoie PSA 8 NM/MT, 1916 H801-9 The Globe #182 Hans Wagner PSA 7 NM, 1916 M101-5 Sporting News Blank Back #86 Joe Jackson SGC 80 EX/NM 6, 1933 Goudey #53 Babe Ruth SGC 80 EX/NM 6, 1948 Leaf #79 Jackie Robinson PSA 6 EX/MT, 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle PSA 5 EX, 1951 Bowman #305 Willie Mays SGC 80 EX/NM 6, 1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays SGC 84 NM 7, 1956 Topps #135 Mickey Mantle PSA 8.5 NM/MT+, 1960 Topps #326 Bob Clemente PSA 9 MINT, 1960 Topps #350 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT, 1961 Topps #300 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT, 1962 Topps #387 Lou Brock Star Rookie PSA 9 MINT, 1966 Topps #50 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT, 1967 Topps #355 Carl Yastrzemski PSA 10 GEM MINT, 1967 Topps #581 Tom Seaver PSA 9 Autographed PSA/DNA 9 MINT, 1968 Topps 3-D Boog Powell (stamped reverse) PSA 9 MINT, 1969 Topps #500 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT, 1957 Topps #138 John Unitas PSA 8 NM/MT,1959 Topps #140 Bobby Mitchell PSA 10 GEM MINT and 1958 Topps #66 Bobby Hull PSA 7 NM.
The game-used Walter Johnson bat heads up a section that also includes a Rogers Hornsby Game-Used Bat PSA/DNA GU 8, a fantastic Babe Ruth Single-Signed Baseball, an Extremely Scarce 1900 Paris Summer Olympic Games Gold Medal for Automobile Racing-Made of 22K Solid Gold, an 1888 Darktown Battery Cast Iron Mechanical Bank and a rare 1901 Hans Wagner Cigar Box. MHCC is also pleased to offer a large assortment of uncut hockey sheets from the 1960s-1980s, including a 1964 Topps Hockey Uncut Proof Sheet with Many HOFers Featuring Gordie Howe and a 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Complete Set on Uncut Sheets with a clean copy of Wayne Gretzky’s rookie card.
As always, Mile High Card Company features many top-ranked sets, with a 1923-24 V145-1 William Paterson Complete Set #2 Current Finest on PSA Set Registry, 1921 Schapira Brothers Babe Ruth Complete Set #1 on PSA Set Registry and a 1953 Topps Near Complete Set (272/274) Completely PSA Graded with a Set Rating of 6.35 leading a list of over 50 complete or near complete assemblages.
Mile High Card Company would thank our amazing consignors for helping us put together this event, one of the most powerful auctions in our company’s history. We’ve already begun the process of lining up more spectacular items to make our May auction even greater and you still have time to be a part of it. 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. or visit us at the Philly Show March 3rd-March 5th or the Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular in Chicago March 17th-March 19th.