Mile High Card Company’s first catalog auction of 2021 begins on Monday, March 15th and promises to be the biggest blockbuster in the company’s history, offering a mix of some of the most significant vintage and modern cards and unopened material in the hobby. A 1986 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan RC PSA 10 GEM MINT and a 1933-36 Zeenut PCL Joe DiMaggio RC with Coupon PSA 5 EX, the finest example in existence, lead the way, but with over 1,600 total lots, you really have to see it to believe it. The auction concludes on Thursday, April 1st.
Other key cards include a 1933 Blue Bird Babe Ruth Front View PSA 8 NM-MT, 1951 Bowman #305 Willie Mays PSA 8 NM/MT, 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle PSA 2 GOOD, 1952 Topps #333 Pee Wee Reese PSA 9 MINT, 1954 Topps #128 Hank Aaron PSA 8 NM-MT, 1959 Topps #514 Bob Gibson PSA 9 MINT, 1969 Topps #260 Reggie Jackson PSA 9 MINT, 1972 Topps #79 Red Sox Rookies Garman/Cooper/Fisk PSA 10 GEM MT, 1980 Topps Bird / Erving / Johnson PSA 9 MINT, 1957 Topps #138 John Unitas PSA 8.5 NM-MT+, 1965 Topps #122 Joe Namath PSA 8 NM-MT, 1981 Topps #216 Joe Montana PSA 10 GEM MINT, 2000 Bowman Chrome #236 Tom Brady PSA 10 GEM MINT, 1979 O-Pee-Chee #18 Wayne Gretzky PSA 8 NM-MT, 1926 Lambert & Butler Who’s Who in Sport #2 R.T. Jones PSA 9 MINT, and a 1996 SI For Kids II #536 Tiger Woods BGS Black Label 10 PRISTINE, one of only 2 examples in existence.
Once again, Michael Jordan plays a huge role in this auction with over 200 lots directly related to ‘His Airness’ with the 1986 Fleer Jordan RC PSA 10 joined by a 1987 Fleer #59 Jordan PSA 10 GEM MINT, 1988 Fleer #17 Jordan PSA 10 GEM MINT, 1988 Fleer #120 Jordan All-Star PSA 10 GEM MINT, 1986 Fleer #57 Jordan PSA 9 MINT, 1986 Fleer #57 Jordan BGS 9 MINT MBA GOLD, 1986 Fleer Sticker #8 Jordan PSA 9 MINT,1997-98 Z-Force Super Rave #190 Jordan Zupermen BGS 9.5 GEM MINT, 1998-99 SPX Finite Spectrum #201 Jordan FE BGS 8.5 NM-MT+ #1/25, 1998-99 Upper Deck Encore Jordan Autograph /50 BGS 8.5 W/10 Autograph, and 1985 Nike Jordan Promo PSA 9 MINT among the expansive selection. But it’s not just Michael Jordan dominating the scarce modern cards in the auction, which includes a 1986 Fleer #7 Charles Barkley PSA 10 GEM MINT, 1996 Topps Chrome #138 Kobe Bryant PSA 10 GEM MINT, 2003 Topps Chrome #111 LeBron James PSA 10 GEM MINT, 2003 Ultimate Collection LeBron James Ultimate Signatures PSA 10 with 10 Autograph, and 2017 Panini Prizm #269 Patrick Mahomes II Prizm PSA 10 GEM MINT.
A spectacular Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball JSA 8 NM/MT, 1949 Bowman #50 Jackie Robinson Autographed PSA/DNA NM/MT 8 and JSA, and a 1960s Elgin Baylor Los Angeles Lakers Game-Used Home Jersey Sports Investors LOA lead the impressive list of autographs, game-used items, and memorabilia, which also includes an Extraordinary 1916 Rookie Era – Type 1 Photo of Boston Red Sox Pitchers Including Babe Ruth PSA/DNA, Spectacular Ty Cobb Single-Signed OAL (Johnson) Ball PSA/DNA and JSA, Connie Mack Single-Signed Baseball PSA/DNA 8 NM/MT, Walter Johnson Single-Signed Baseball PSA/DNA, Tris Speaker Single-Signed Baseball JSA and PSA/DNA, Paul Waner Single-Signed Baseball PSA/DNA, Exceedingly Rare Hilton Smith Single-Signed Baseball PSA/DNA, Multi-Signed Hall of Fame OAL (Barnard) Ball Featuring Ruth, Gehrig, Foxx, Mack, Grove, and Cronin PSA/DNA, Roy Campanella Single-Signed Baseball Pre-Accident PSA/DNA, Early Career Jackie Robinson Single-Signed ONL (Frick) Ball PSA/DNA, and a 1979 Julius Erving Philadelphia 76ers Game-Used Jersey MEARS A10 with Sports Investors LOA. Also offered are a spectacular trio of Circa 1910 Tuxedo Tobacco Trolley Car Advertising Signs that feature Christy Mathewson, Walter Johnson, and John McGraw.
Collectors will marvel at the most comprehensive selection of unopened packs, boxes, and cases ever offered at auction, over 300 lots led by a 1968 Topps Baseball Full Unopened Wax Box Series 1 BBCE, 1978 Topps Baseball Unopened Factory Sealed Three Box Rack Case BBCE, 1980 Topps Baseball Unopened Factory Sealed Three Box Rack Case BBCE, 1972-73 Topps Basketball Full Unopened Wax Box BBCE, 1973-74 Topps Basketball Full Unopened Wax Box BBCE, 1974-75 Topps Basketball Full Unopened Wax Box BBCE, 1980-81 Topps Basketball Full Unopened Wax Box BBCE, 1987-88 Fleer Basketball Full Unopened Wax Box BBCE, 1986 Fleer Basketball Unopened Wax Pack Jordan Sticker on Back PSA 8 NM/MT, 2003-04 Topps Chrome NBA Unopened Hobby Box, 2017 Panini Football Contenders Unopened 12-Box Case, 1979-80 Topps Hockey Full Unopened Wax Box BBCE, and 1985 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Unopened Series 1 Wax Box 48 Packs (BBCE).
Any world-class sets you ask? Oh yes, a 1909-11 T206 Near-Complete Portrait Set (129/179) All PSA/SGC Graded, 1949 Bowman Near Complete Set w/ Many Graded Including High Grade Paige, 1951 Bowman Near Complete Set (318/324) All PSA 8 or Better #10 on PSA Set Registry, 1953 Topps Complete Set Completely PSA Graded, 1954 Dan-Dee Complete Set Completely PSA Graded #6 on PSA Set Registry, 1970 Topps Super Baseball Complete High-Grade Set #9 on PSA Set Registry, 1959 Home Run Derby Complete Set Completely Graded, 1986 Fleer Basketball Complete Set (132) Plus a Near-Complete Sticker Set (No Abdul-Jabbar) Each Card Graded PSA 9 MINT, and a 1953 Parkhurst Complete Master Set #3 Finest on PSA Set Registry.
We are immensely grateful to our incredible bidders and consignors for helping us present another ground-breaking auction and are currently accepting consignments for our Summer Auction, so 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 www.milehighcardco.com.