It’s virtually flawless and the perfect start to an amazing Mile High Card Company auction. Featured both as a complete set as well as individual lots, MHCC is presenting a 1968 Topps set with an amazing 9.94 GPA and 10.90 set rating, with 572 of the 598 cards in the series graded GEM MINT. The auction opens on Monday, April 3, 2023, and concludes on Thursday, April 20, 2023.
Card #280 Mickey Mantle and 247 Johnny Bench RC lead the parade with a PSA 10 grade, and #20 B. Robinson, 50 Mays, 80 Carew, 86 Stargell, 100 Gibson, 144 Morgan, 150 Clemente, 220 Killebrew, 230 Rose, 240 Kaline, 250 Yastrzemski, 290 McCovey, 330 Maris, 355 Banks, 380 Aaron, 408 Carlton, 480 Managers’ Dream, 490 Superstars, 500 F. Robinson, 520 Brock, and 575 Palmer are also among the PSA 10 examples, with a PSA 9 example of #177 Nolan Ryan rookie card. “It’s an incredible set that has earned a PSA Set Registry Hall of Fame rating, but it’s just the start of a truly incredible event,” says MHCC CEO and President Briant Drent.
A large selection of high-grade 1952 Topps high-numbered cards will be auctioned, including #311 Mickey Mantle PSA 5.5 EX+, 261 Willie Mays PSA 8 NM-MT, 312 Jackie Robinson PSA 8 NM-MT, 1 Andy Pafko PSA 7 NM, and two 407 Ed Mathews, SGC 7 and PSA 6. Other key cards in the April auction are 1887 Allen & Ginter N28 Adrian C. Anson SGC 7 NM, 1909-11 T206 Old Mill Ty Cobb Portrait Red PSA 6 EX-MT, 1911 M110 Sporting Life Cabinets Honus Wagner PSA 2 (MK) GOOD, 1933 Goudey #53 Babe Ruth GAI 8.5 NM-MT+, 1933 Sport Kings Baseball #1 Ty Cobb PSA 8 NM-MT, 1933 Sport Kings Gum #2 Babe Ruth SGC 5.5 EX+, 1948-49 Leaf Gum Co. #79 Jackie Robinson SGC 4.5 VG-EX+, 1949 Bowman #224 Satchell Paige PSA 9 MINT, 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle PSA 6 EX-MT, 1954 Red Heart Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT, 1954 Topps #128 Henry Aaron PSA 8 NM-MT, 1961 Topps #150 Willie Mays PSA 9 MINT, 1961 Topps #300 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT, 1963 Topps #537 Rookie Stars Pete Rose PSA 8 NM-MT, 1967 Topps #581 Mets Rookies Tom Seaver PSA 9 MINT, 1978 Topps #36 Eddie Murray PSA 10 GEM MINT, 1978 Topps #707 Rookie Shortstops (Molitor/Trammell) PSA 10 GEM MINT, and 1950 Bowman #45 Otto Graham PSA 9 MINT.
The 1968 Topps set isn’t the only elite assemblage on the auction block as MHCC is also featuring a 1952 Topps High Grade Partial Set With Stars, HOFers, And High Numbers (333/407), 1955 Topps Complete Set PSA Graded, 1960 Topps Exceptionally High Grade Complete Set PSA 8 Or Higher 8.10 GPA, 1964 Topps Exceptionally High Grade Complete Set Made Entirely From Vending With 240 PSA Graded Cards Including Hank Aaron PSA 9 MINT, 1967 Topps Exceedingly High Grade Complete Set With Each And Every Card Graded NM/MT 8 by PSA, 1955 Topps All American Exceptionally High Grade Complete Set With 99/100 Cards Graded NM/MT 8, and 1969-70 Topps Basketball PSA 8 High Grade Complete Set, Each and Every Card Graded PSA 8 NM-MT.
Incredible unopened material offered includes a 1974 Topps Unopened Wax Box BBCE, 1976 Topps Baseball Unopened Wax Box BBCE, 1977 Topps Baseball Vending Box Case With 24/500 Count Boxes,1980 Topps Baseball Vending Box Case With 24/500 Count Boxes, 1989 Upper Deck Low Number Series Unopened Case With 20 Boxes, 1987-88 Fleer Basketball Unopened Wax Box BBCE, 1959 Topps Football 1st Series Unopened Vending Box Group of (2) Banded, 1976 Topps Star Trek Unopened Wax Box BBCE, 1985 Topps Garbage Pail Kids 1st Series Group of (48) Unopened Wax Packs All PSA Graded With Box, and a 1957 Topps Basketball 5 Cent Wax Pack PSA 7 NM.
Other notable items include an Exceptionally Rare Ruth, Cobb, Johnson Multi Signed Album Page PSA/DNA AUTHENTIC, Exceptional Babe Ruth / Lou Gehrig Signed ONL Heydler Baseball PSA/DNA 8 NM/MT, JSA, Exceptionally Desirable 1927-28 Pat Collins Game Worn Road Jersey, Exceptional 1959 Al Kaline Gold Glove Award, 1966 Al Kaline Game Used and Signed Detroit Tigers Away Jersey MEARS A10, 1979 Chicago Blackhawks Oct. 19th Ticket Stub Wayne Gretzky NHL Debut PSA 3 VG, and Exceedingly Rare Augusta Masters Green Jacket From A Member
As always, MHCC is already hard at work on the next auction, the goal always being to bring to the hobby an even bigger and better event and there’s still time to join in with consignments. 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, or contact us at www.milehighcardco.com.