With Mile High Card Company continuing to break new ground in the sports card and memorabilia market, the MHCC March Auction offers the most comprehensive selection of material in the company’s history, headlined by an 1888 N173 Old Judge King Kelly “Street Clothes” variation cabinet card that is one of only four known to exist, game-used bats from each member of the legendary 500 home run club, a 1933 V353 World Wide Gum (Canadian Goudey) Uncut Sheet Featuring (3) Babe Ruth Cards and Lou Gehrig, a selection of high-grade vintage cards and original type I photos and Roberto Clemente’s 1972 All-Star ring, the last award he received before his passing. “This auction is loaded.” said MHCC President and CEO Brian Drent, “Whether it’s sports cards or vintage memorabilia, Mile High continues to make each auction bigger and better than the last.”
Game-used bat collectors will be treated to an event the likes of which hasn’t been seen in recent memory as every member of the 500 home run club and other superstars will be represented. Key game-used bats include 1921-31 Babe Ruth Louisville Slugger Professional Model MEARS A6, 1926-27 Jimmie Foxx Spalding Rookie-Era PSA/DNA GU 9, 1939-40 Ted Williams Rookie-Era Louisville Slugger PSA/DNA GU 9, 1943 Mel Ott Louisville Slugger PSA/DNA GU 8, 1950-1960 Frank Robinson Rookie Era Signed Louisville Slugger PSA/DNA GU 8.5, 1950s Harmon Killebrew Louisville Slugger PSA/DNA GU 8.5, 1959-60 Eddie Mathews Adirondack PSA/DNA GU 10, 1960 Willie Mays Signed Louisville Slugger Used to Hit Career HR #272 with Home Run Notation Added to Barrel PSA/DNA GU 9, 1965-68 Mickey Mantle Louisville Slugger PSA/DNA GU, 2002 Derek Jeter Signed Louisville Slugger LOA/Steiner and PSA/DNA GU 9 and 2013 Mike Trout Old Hickory Bat PSA/DNA GU 10.
Of course, MHCC still has the usual amazing selection of top-quality sports cards that makes it the leader in the industry, with the King Kelly cabinet card joined by a 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle SGC 7 NM, 1911 T201 Mecca Double Folder Matthewson/Bridwell (Mathewson) NM/MT+ 8.5, 1912 T202 Hassan Cigarettes #129 Ty Cobb Steals Third SGC 86 NM+ 7.5, 1915 E106 American Caramel Honus Wagner Batting PSA 5 EX, 1919 T213 Coupon Cigarettes Type 3 Christy Mathewson PSA 8 NM/MT, 1922 W575-2/1924 Knight Motors Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb Uncut Panel, 1930 Baguer Chocolate Babe Ruth PSA 7 NM, 1933 Goudey #149 Babe Ruth SGC 7 NM, 1934 Goudey #61 Lou Gehrig SGC 88 NM/MT 8, 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle PSA 6.5 EX/MT+, 1952 Bowman #101 Mickey Mantle PSA 8 NM/MT, 1960 Topps #200 Willie Mays PSA 9 MINT, 1964 Topps Giants #3 Sandy Koufax PSA 10 GEM MINT, 1967 Topps #581 Tom Seaver PSA 9 MINT, 1973 O-Pee-Chee #615 Mike Schmidt PSA 10 GEM MINT, 1990 Topps #414 Frank Thomas NNOF PSA 9 MINT, 1933 Sport Kings Sum #35 Knute Rockne SGC 96 MINT 9 and 1958 Topps #62 Jimmy Brown SGC 92 NM/MT+ 8.5. Also of note are five cards from the scarce 1961 Topps Dice Game test series, newly discovered and each the only example known: Bill White SGC 5 EX, Norm Siebern SGC 4 VG/EX, Jim Davenport SGC 2 GOOD, Dick Groat SGC 2 GOOD and Bill Mazeroski SGC 2 GOOD.
Top-notch sets and near sets are prominently featured in the March auction as well, with a 1909-11 T206 Near Complete Set (477/520) All PSA Graded #8 on PSA Set Registry, 1911 T205 Gold Border Partial Set (138/206) All PSA Graded, 1915 Cracker Jack Near Complete Set 110/176 Completely PSA Graded, 1962 Kahn’s Weiners Complete Set #1 on PSA Set Registry with 9.085 GPA, 1951 Parkhurst Exceptionally High Grade Near Complete Set (96/105) with many PSA Graded, 1956 Topps Elvis Presley Complete Set #2 on PSA Set Registry With 9.076 Overall GPA and 1957 Topps Hit Stars Complete Set #3 on PSA Set Registry. A 1966 Topps Baseball Near-Complete Master Set (587/612) #8 on PSA Set Registry will also be available and offered complete as well as in individual lots.
Incredibly rare items just keep coming in the MHCC March auction with a 1933 V353 World Wide Gum (Canadian Goudey) Uncut Color-Process Proof Sheets Series of (8) Featuring Bengough and Seven HOFers with Jimmie Foxx, Absolutely Stunning High-Grade Babe Ruth Single-Signed Rare “Two-Star” 1943 OAL (Harridge) Ball PSA/DNA and JSA, Fantastic 1963 The Beatles Signed Parlophone Records Promotional Postcard with All Four Members, and a tremendous selection of vintage and one of a kind original type I photographs including 1916 Chicago American Giants PSA/DNA Panoramic Photo Featuring Rube Foster, “Pop” Lloyd and Pete Hill, 1921-22 Santa Clara Leopardos PSA/DNA Type I Original Photograph Featuring Oscar Charleston and Alejandro Oms, Circa 1928 Negro League Real-Photo Postcard Featuring Martin Dihigo and Jud Wilson, 1921 Babe Ruth PSA/DNA Type I Original Photograph by Paul Thompson, Outstanding 1921 Babe Ruth PSA/DNA Original Type I Photo by Underwood & Underwood and a 1918 Fort Porter Baseball Team Panoramic Photograph Featuring Shoeless Joe Jackson and Lefty Williams.
As magnificent as this upcoming event is going to be, the MHCC staff is already working diligently for even bigger and better future auctions, so 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 MHCC’s team of experts or visit www.milehighcardco.com.