It’s something old and something new that share top billing in the Mile High Card Company May auction as a recently graded 1954 Topps #128 Hank Aaron RC PSA 9 MINT and the highly-prized 1993 SP #279 Derek Jeter foil rookie card PSA 10 GEM MINT from the prestigious Dmitri Young collection are the first two lots in an auction that features just over 600 bidding opportunities. The auction commences on Monday, April 27th and closes Thursday, May 14th.
Though smaller in the number of total lots as usual for an MHCC auction, this event is jam-packed with high-profile cards and collectibles, including a 1910 E98 Ty Cobb SGC 9 MINT, 1910 E98 Cy Young SGC 9 MINT, 1914 Cracker Jack #30 Ty Cobb PSA 3 VG, 1915 Cracker Jack #136 Rabbit Maranville PSA 9 MINT, 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle PSA 4.5 VG-EX+, 1954 Bowman #170 Duke Snider PSA 10 GEM MINT, 1954-56 Spic and Span Braves Hank Aaron PSA 9 MINT, 1955 Topps #164 Roberto Clemente SGC 8.5 NM/MT+, 1956 Topps #15 Ernie Banks PSA 9 MINT, 1956 Topps #30 Jackie Robinson White Back PSA 9 MINT, 1956 Topps #130 Willie Mays PSA 9 MINT, 1956 Topps #135 Mickey Mantle Gray Back PSA 8 NM/MT, 1958 Topps #47 Roger Maris PSA 9 MINT, 1959 Topps #514 Bob Gibson PSA 9 MINT, 1966 Topps #50 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT, 1967 Topps #150 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT, 1969 Topps #260 Reggie Jackson PSA 9 MINT, the first and only 1971 Topps #625 Lou Brock PSA 10 GEM MINT, 1991 Topps Desert Shield #333 Chipper Jones SGC 10 GEM MINT, and 1961 Fleer #8 Wilt Chamberlain PSA 8.5 NM/MT+.
Other premium items of vintage baseball Americana include a 1888 A35 Goodwin “Baseball Champions” Premium Round Album, Circa 1910 Spectacular Peach (J.A. Peach Company) Baseball Gloves Advertising Display Featuring Cobb, Wagner, Mathewson, Young, Etc., 1915-16 Rose and Company Clothiers World Series Champions Advertising Display Featuring Babe Ruth – A Paul Thompson Image, and Magnificent Autographed Photo Album of the 1929 World Champion Philadelphia Athletics-Every Photo Autographed in 9/10 Fountain Pen with Six Hall of Famers PSA/DNA. There’s a pretty impressive selection of unopened material as well, including a 1951 Bowman Baseball Unopened 1-Cent Wax Pack GAI 8 NM/MT, Exceptionally Rare 1959 Topps Fourth Series Unopened 500-Count Vending Box, 1964 Topps Baseball High Number Unopened Vending Box (500), 1967 Topps Punch Out Unopened Wax Pack BBCE, 1972 OPC Baseball Second Series Full Unopened Wax Box BBCE, 1975 Topps Mini Full Unopened Wax Box BBCE, 1961 Fleer Basketball Unopened Wax Pack with Oscar Robertson RC on Back GAI 7.5 NM+, 1975-76 Topps Basketball Full Unopened Wax Box BBCE, and 1976 Topps Star Trek Full Unopened Wax Box BBCE.
The MHCC May auction is loaded with over 75 sets and near-sets, going as far back as a 1939 Playball Complete Set All SGC/PSA Graded and hitting many of the baseball and football collections from 1948 Bowman through the 1950’s and 60’s, with a 1951 Bowman Complete Set w/ Graded Mantle & Mays Rookies, 1952 Topps Near Complete Set (374/407) with PSA Graded, and 1953 Topps Complete Set with Mantle PSA 4 and Mays PSA 5. For those collectors that like to make their mark on the PSA Set Registry, offered is a 1971 Topps Super Complete Set #8 on PSA Set Registry with 8.57 Set Rating, 1991 Topps Desert Shield Complete Set #4 Finest on PSA Set Registry with 9.28 Set Rating, and a 1986 Fleer Basketball Complete Set All PSA Graded with 8.515 Set Rating.
The goal at MHCC is make every auction bigger and more spectacular than the last and we are currently accepting consignments for our September Auction, so if you desire the maximum possible return for your prized sports cards and memorabilia, please call our office at visit our website at www.milehighcardco.com or call Brian Drent at (303) 748-1371.