Mile High Card Company is once again positioned to set another sales record with an August Auction lineup of over 1,500 lots, led by a 1929-30 Babe Ruth Game-Used Bat and a long list of cards and memorabilia that will attract attention from all areas of the hobby. “This is the deepest auction from a perspective of headlining items that Mile High Card Company has ever had.” said MHCC CEO and President Brian Drent, “I know I said that very same thing the last two auctions, but this one really does go above and beyond them all.” Bid, view and register for the auction ending August 5, 2021, at milehighcardco.com.
The list of marquee sports cards in the August Auction is astounding; 1903 Breisch Williams E107 Cy Young SGC VG 3, 1948 Leaf #79 Jackie Robinson PSA 7 NM, 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle PSA 6.5 EX/MT+, 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle PSA 2 GOOD, 1954 Topps #128 Henry Aaron PSA 8 NM/MT, 1955 Topps #164 Roberto Clemente PSA 8 NM/MT, 1962 Topps #1 Roger Maris PSA 9 MINT, 1962 Topps #200 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT, 1969 Topps #260 Reggie Jackson PSA 9 MINT, 1957 Topps #77 Bill Russell PSA 8 NM/MT, 1961 Fleer #43 Jerry West PSA 8 NM/MT, 1969 Topps #25 Lew Alcindor PSA 8 NM/MT, 1980 Topps Scoring Leaders Bird Erving Johnson PSA 9 MINT, 1986 Fleer Sticker #8 Michael Jordan PSA 10 GEM MINT, 1997 U.D. Game Jersey #GJ13 Michael Jordan PSA 9 MINT, 2003 SP Signature #RI-LJ LeBron James Rookie Inkorporated PSA 9 MINT, 1958 Alifabolaget #635 Pele PSA Authentic Altered- Has Appearance of A NM/MT Example, and 1999 Pokemon Game 1st Edition #4 Charizard Holo PSA 9 MINT.
Other key cards include 1909-1911 T206 Piedmont 350/25 Ty Cobb Bat Off Shoulder SGC 5 EX, 1915 Cracker Jack #68 Honus Wagner SGC 8 NM-MT, 1915 Cracker Jack #88 Christy Mathewson SGC 8.5 NM-MT+, 1933 Goudey #149 Babe Ruth SGC 5 EX, 1933 Goudey #149 Babe Ruth SGC 6.5 EX-NM+, 1948 Bowman #36 Stan Musial PSA 8 NM/MT, 1949 Bowman #224 Satchell Paige PSA 8 NM/MT, 1949 Bowman #50 Jackie Robinson PSA 6 EX-MT, 1951 Bowman #305 Willie Mays PSA 6 EX/MT, 1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays PSA 6 EX-MT, 1954 Topps #94 Ernie Banks PSA 8 NM/MT, 1955 Topps #123 Sandy Koufax PSA 8 NM/MT, 1955 Topps #164 Roberto Clemente PSA 7 NM, 1956 Topps #135 Mickey Mantle Gray Back PSA 8 NM/MT, 1959 Topps #10 Mickey Mantle SGC 9 MINT, 1963 Topps #537 Pete Rose PSA 8 NM/MT, 1994 SP Foil #15 Alex Rodriguez PSA 10 GEM MINT, 1961 Fleer #36 Oscar Robertson PSA 8 NM/MT, 1981 Topps #21 Magic Johnson PSA 10 GEM MINT, 1986 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan PSA 9 MINT, 1996 Topps Chrome #138 Kobe Bryant PSA 10 GEM MINT, 1997 Metal Universe #42 Tracy McGrady Precious Metal Gems PSA 6 EX-MT, 1957 Topps #138 John Unitas PSA 8 NM/MT, 1911 C55 #38 Georges Vezina PSA 5 EX, and 1923 V145-1 Paterson #15 Howie Morenz PSA 4 VG-EX .
Fanatics of “The Louisville Lip” will marvel at the breakup of the greatest Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali collection ever assembled, courtesy of three-time Super Bowl Champion Brandon Stokley. Over 200 lots are dedicated to the champ, including many one of one European issues that haven’t been seen within the hobby in decades, as well as complete sets of autographed and limited-print cards that rank #1 on the PSA Set Registry. Key cards are 1960 Hemmets Journal #23 Cassius Clay Hand Cut PSA 9 MINT, 1960 Hemmets Journal Panel #6 John Ljunggren Wilma Rudolph Cassius Clay Harold Nielsen Hand Cut PSA 7 NM, 1962 Swedish Rekord Journal Hand Cut Cassius Clay PSA 9 MINT, 1966 Panini Campioni Dello Sport #377 Cassius Clay BVG 9.5 GEM MINT, 1967 Panini Campioni Dello Sport #451 Cassius Clay PSA 10 GEM MINT, and 1968 Panini Campioni Dello Sport #308 Cassius Clay PSA 10 GEM MINT, with #1 rated PSA Set Registry collections that include 2000 U.D. Master Collection Complete Set, 2010 Leaf Ali Muhammad Ali Complete Set, 2011 Leaf Metal Ali Muhammad Ali Red Prismatic Complete Set Plus Extras, 2011 Leaf Metal Ali Muhammad Ali Silver Prismatic Complete Set with Every Card Except One PSA 10 GEM MINT, 2011 Leaf Metal Ali Muhammad Ali Event-Worn Memorabilia Prismatic Red National Complete Set, 2011 Leaf Metal Ali Muhammad Ali Event-Worn Memorabilia Prismatic Silver Complete Set, 2011 Leaf Muhammad Ali Event-Worn Memorabilia Bronze Complete Set Plus Additional Partial Set of (25) All PSA Graded, 2011 Leaf Metal Ali Muhammad Ali 70th Birthday Complete Set Plus Extras, 2011 Leaf Metal Ali Muhammad Ali Complete Set Plus Extras, and 2011 Leaf Metal Ali Muhammad Ali Blue Prismatic Complete Set Plus Extras.
The 1929-30 game-used Babe Ruth bat is joined by an impressive list of autographs and memorabilia, with a Spectacular Babe Ruth Single-Signed OAL (Barnard) Ball PSA/DNA and JSA, Beckett Ball and Auto 9, Exceptional Baseball Hall of Fame Multi-Signed Photograph Featuring Ruth, Cobb, Speaker, Wagner, Lajoie, Collins JSA- One Of Two Known Copies, Incredible Christy Mathewson Single-Signed ONL Ball JSA-The Finest Single-Signed Mathewson Ball Known to Exist, Ty Cobb Single-Signed OAL (Johnson) Ball Dated In His Hand JSA, Walter Johnson Single-Signed OAL Ball PSA/DNA and JSA, Michael Jordan Game Used and Signed Sneakers From The 1998 NBA Finals Game One With Nearly 100% Photo Match, Jordan’s Last NBA Finals- Sports Investors Auth, JSA- Sourced From Utah Jazz Ballboy, 2004-05 Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers Game-Used Home Jersey MEARS A5, 1964 Topps Hockey Near Complete Autographed Set (104/110) All PSA/DNA.
There’s plenty of wax boxes and cases for collectors of unopened material, led by a 1988-89 Fleer Basketball Unopened Wax Box Case BBCE, and including a 1972 Topps Baseball 5th/6th Series Full Unopened Wax Box BBCE, 1974 Topps Baseball Full Unopened Wax Box BBCE, 1975 Topps Baseball Unopened Wax Box BBCE, 1974-75 Topps Basketball Full Unopened Wax Box BBCE, 1989-90 Fleer Basketball Unopened Wax Box Case BBCE, 1960 Topps Football Full Unopened Cello Box BBCE, 1975 Topps Football Full Unopened Wax Box BBCE, and 1976 Topps Football Full Unopened Wax Box BBCE.
And there’s plenty of top-ranked sets available as well with 1942 M. P. & Co. R168 War Scenes Complete Set #2 on PSA Set Registry, 1953 Glendale Hot Dogs Complete Set Completely PSA Graded #2 Finest on PSA Set Registry, 1956 Topps Near-Complete Super Set #8 Current Finest on PSA Set Registry, 1958 Hires Root Beer With Tabs Complete Set #1 Finest on PSA Set Registry, 1911 C55 Hockey High-Grade Near-Complete Master Set Completely PSA Graded #9 Finest on PSA Set Registry and 1936 O-Pee-Chee Series D Near Complete Set #8 On PSA Set Registry. Other significant assemblages include 1933 Goudey Complete Set With PSA Graded, 1952 Topps Complete Set With Graded Mantle, 1955 Topps Baseball Complete Set Nearly All PSA Graded, and 1951 Parkhurst High Grade Near-Complete Set (98/105) Completely PSA Graded.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF MHCC’S NEW AUCTION FORMAT. Extended bidding will now commence at 11PM EST, and each lot will close individually when no new bid is placed on that lot for 30 minutes. When a new bid is placed, the timer for that individual lot will reset to 30 minutes. If a current high bidder changes or adds a max (ceiling) bid, this will not extend the bidding time: only a bid placed by another bidder or a higher straight bid from the current high bidder will reset the ending time for that lot. It is advised for bidders to watch and frequently refresh their account page as well as be aware of email outbid notifications.
MHCC will be accepting consignments for the Fall Auction and showcasing items for the upcoming August auction at the The 41st National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago from July 28th – August 1st. Please stop by and see us at booth 612 and 614. 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.