As if “The Event” really needed to be any more eventful, Mile High Card Company has secured a newly discovered find of six 1916 M101-5 cards carrying the ultra-scarce Holmes to Homes reverse for their October Auction, each a first known example of a Hall of Famer and capped off by the rookie card of Babe Ruth. “In just about any other auction, this one of a kind Babe Ruth rookie card would be the number one highlight, but with the Murderer’s Row lineup that this October auction features, it’s going to have to share the spotlight with a few other heavy hitters,” said MHCC President and CEO Brian Drent.
Of all the M101-5 card backs, Holmes to Homes has emerged as the most scarce of all with 80 documented examples of the 200-card series on record at the various grading services combined. In addition to the Ruth rookie card, the five other subjects that will be making their introduction to the hobby are Hall of Famers Honus Wagner, Walter Johnson, Napoleon Lajoie, Miller Huggins, and John McGraw. As with past finds from this elusive series, the cards are minimal grade but, as stated, are the first and only examples known with the Holmes to Homes reverse. Previously, the biggest name star to emerge in a Holmes to Homes find was an example of Joe Jackson that received a grade of GOOD 2 and sold in 2008 for over $32,000.
“The Event”, which features a T206 Honus Wagner PSA 2, T206 Ty Cobb with Cobb reverse PSA 4.5, T206 Eddie Plank PSA 4, the only known 1933 Sport Kings Gum #2 Babe Ruth Autographed PSA/DNA 9 MINT, 1933 Goudey #106 Napoleon Lajoie PSA 4.5 VG/EX, Exceptional 1909-11 T206 Complete Set Completely PSA Graded #9 on PSA Set Registry With 4.43 GPA, 1950-51 Toleteros Joshua Gibson PSA 4 VG-EX, 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle PSA 4 VG-EX, and a Spectacular 1949 Mickey Mantle Signed and Dated Baseball- The Earliest Known (Dated) Single Signed Example Of A Ball As A Professional, opens for bidding on Monday, September 23rd and concludes on Thursday, October 10th.
Mile High Card Company is presently seeking consignments for its end of the year elite auction. If you desire the maximum possible return for your prized sports cards and memorabilia, please call our office at (303) 840-2784 to speak with one of MHCC’s experts, or visit our website at milehighcardco.com.