Heavy bidding continues to drive what is likely to be Mile High Card Company’s best auction in the company’s history. “After the close of ‘The Event’ and the sale of a T206 Honus Wagner card in our last auction, we never imagined we could come right back with an auction that’s even better, yet here it is!” said MHCC President and CEO Brian Drent. The auction is paced by several museum-quality pieces that will keep the MHCC staff in the office until the wee hours of the morning, led by a game-used Mickey Mantle jersey worn during the first half of his 1956 Triple Crown season with extensive photo matching, a game-used Ty Cobb bat from his 1922 season, the only known example of a Cobb gamer from a season where he batted over .400, graded PSA/DNA GU 10, and the granddaddy of all post-war baseball cards, a 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle graded PSA 8.
Other incredible pieces of sports history that are receiving plenty of attention include 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, and a 1921 Exhibits Babe Ruth Autographed PSA/DNA 10 GEM MINT – The Finest Autographed Ruth Card Known In The Hobby. Key cards include an 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, 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. A T206 Complete Set Completely PSA Graded #9 on PSA Set Registry with 4.27 GPA is being offered in its entirety as well as in individual lots.
Extended beginning commences on Thursday, January 23rd at 9PM EST. In order to participate in extended bidding, initial bids must be in before the 9PM deadline. If you’re interested in bidding or have not yet registered but wish to do so, you can visit www.MileHighCardCo.com or call Mile High directly at (303) 840-2784 (8:30 – 5:00 MST M-F).
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.