After the amazing results of “The Event” in October, many hobbyists have been asking, “What can Mile High Card Company possibly do for an encore?” Well now we have the answer; present an auction that’s even bigger and better! There’s not a T206 Wagner this time around but there are a large variety of offerings that both world-class card and memorabilia collectors will be seeing for the first time in decades or are simple fresh to the hobby. A game-used Mickey Mantle jersey, worn during the first half of his Triple Crown 1956 season with extensive photo matching, a game-used Ty Cobb bat from his 1922 season PSA/DNA GU 10, and the granddaddy of all post-war baseball cards, a 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle graded PSA 8, just begin to scratch the surface of this unprecedented auction. “We didn’t think it possible to repeat the magnitude of “The Event” in such a short turnaround time but what we’ve got to start of the 2020 year is even better with a good many items set to establish new standards of value” said MHCC President and CEO Brian Drent. The auction begins on Monday, January 6th and concludes on Thursday, January 23rd.
Other museum-quality pieces which would headline just about any other auction but will co-star here are a 1929-30 George “Babe” Ruth Professional Model H&B Louisville Slugger Game-Used Bat PSA/DNA GU 9 with Provenance Indicating It Was Used for 3 Home Runs, 1960 Mickey Mantle World Series Game-Used and Signed Adirondack Bat MEARS A10 and PSA/DNA AUTHENTIC, 1921 Exhibits Babe Ruth Autographed PSA/DNA 10 GEM MINT – The Finest Autographed Ruth Card Known In The Hobby, and an Astonishing 1933 R136 National Chicle Sky Birds Original Unopened Wax Box with (91) Unopened Packs. Each of these lots should also find themselves well into six-figure territory when the final hammer falls. Other iconic game-used material includes a 1964 Al Kaline Detroit Tigers Game-Used and Signed Road Jersey, 1971-72 Ted Williams Texas Rangers Game-Used Road Jersey-The Last Major League Jersey He Ever Wore, 1968 Harmon Killebrew Minnesota Twins Game-Used Bat Signed with (28) Signatures Featuring Martin, Carew, Wynn and Killebrew, and 1976 Hank Aaron Milwaukee Brewers Game-Used and Signed Bicentennial Louisville Slugger Bat MEARS A9. Two world-ranked sets will be offered in their entirety as well as individual lots with the method of sale determined by whichever total is higher: an Exceptional 1909-11 T206 Complete Set Completely PSA Graded #9 on PSA Set Registry With 4.27 GPA, and 1971 Topps Greatest Moments Complete Set #3 Current Finest on PSA Set Registry, while two vintage PSA Set Registry listed hockey sets; the 1910 Imperial Tobacco C55 and C56 collections, will be broken up and sold exclusively as individual lots.
With all the Cooperstown-worthy pieces of baseball history listed above, one might think that Mile High Card Company won’t have their usual dazzling array of high-grade cards. One would be incorrect! MHCC leads the industry in offering the best sports cards in existence and this auction does again with key cards that include 1887 N690-1 Kalamazoo Bats Athletic Club Cabinet SGC AUTHENTIC, 1895 Mayo’s Cut Plug N300 Cap Anson SGC 80 EX/MT 6, 1933 DeLong #21 Jimmy Foxx PSA 8 NM/MT, 1934 Goudey Premium R309-1 Babe Ruth SGC 84 NM 7 NM-Highest Graded Copy Known, 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle SGC 7 NM, 1954 Wilson Franks Bob Feller SGC 96 MINT 9, 1955 Topps #123 Sandy Koufax PSA 8 NM/MT, 1955 Topps #164 Roberto Clemente PSA 7 NM, 1968 Topps #50 Willie Mays SGC 10 GEM MINT, 1970 Topps #189 Thurman Munson PSA 10 GEM MINT, 1971 Topps #156 Terry Bradshaw PSA 9 MINT, and 2003 Topps Chrome Xfractor #111 LeBron James PSA 10 GEM MINT #107/220.
An impressive selection of rare photos, unopened material, autographs, PSA Set Registry collections and other rare items are in this MHCC January Auction as well with a 1948 Nat Fein Type I Original Photo “The Babe Bows Out” Signed by Fein PSA/DNA and Nat Fein Estate LOA, 1915 Joe Jackson Type I Original Photograph by Paul Thompson, Exceptional 1925 Lou Gehrig Rookie Year Type I Original Photo by Charles Conlon, Babe Ruth Signed Photo PSA/DNA 10 GEM MINT, Babe Ruth Signed and Cancelled Bank Check PSA/DNA AUTHENTIC, Mel Ott Signed & Cancelled Bank Check, 1972 Roberto Clemente MLB All-Star Ring-The Last Ring of His Career, Exceptionally Rare 1967 Topps Punch Out Unopened Wax Pack Featuring Hank Aaron As Team Captain BBCE, Exceptional 1968 Bazooka Full Box Featuring Mickey Mantle, 1970 Topps Football Full Unopened Series 1 Wax Box BBCE, 1971 Topps Football Full Unopened Series 2 Wax Box BBCE, 2017 Panini Football National Treasures Football 4-Box Hobby Case, 1964 Philadelphia Football Complete Set #9 On PSA Set Registry, and a 1959 Fleer Three Stooges Complete Set all PSA Graded with 8.594 GPA.
The goal at MHCC is make every auction bigger and more spectacular than the last and we are currently accepting consignments for our Spring Auction, so if you desire the maximum possible return for your prized sports cards and memorabilia, please visit our website at www.milehighcardco.com or call (303) 840-2784 to speak with one of MHCC’s experts.