Once again, Mile High Card Company is proud to close out an incredible year by offering an Elite December Auction that breaks new ground for the industry leader. Four of the most iconic baseball cards ever produced; a 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal Eddie Plank PSA 1 PR, 1909 E90-1 American Caramel Joe Jackson PSA 2(MK) GOOD, 1933 Goudey #106 Nap Lajoie SGC 6.5 EX/NM+ and 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle PSA 4 VG/EX, lead a list of just over 500 lots that include not only the usual array of world-class cards but a music memorabilia section featuring The Beatles, Allman Brothers and The Grateful Dead as well as an extensive selection of autographed artwork by Grateful Dead front man Jerry Garcia.
“As with end of the year auctions in the past, we’ve limited the number of lots to just over 500 but the quality of the sports cards and memorabilia as well as the incredible artwork of Jerry Garcia will certainly capture plenty of interest,” said MHCC President and CEO Brian Drent. The auction opens for bidding on Monday, November 19th and concludes on Thursday, December 6th.
Other key cards in this auction include a 1888 N162 Goodwin Champions Cap Anson PSA 6 EX/MT, 1911 T205 Gold Border Christy Mathewson Cycle 1 Loss Variation PSA 3 VG, 1911 M110 Sporting Life Ty Cobb SGC 10 POOR 1, 1915 Cracker Jack #88 Christy Mathewson SGC 88 NM/MT 8, 1915 E106 American Caramel Honus Wagner Batting PSA 5 EX, 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle SGC 60 EX 5, 1952 Topps #407 Ed Mathews PSA 4 VG/EX, 1956 Topps #135 Mickey Mantle Gray Back PSA 9 MINT, 1964 Kahn’s Wieners Pete Rose PSA 10 GEM MINT, 1964 Topps #125 Pete Rose PSA 9 MINT, 1965 Kahn’s Wieners Pete Rose PSA 10 GEM MINT and 1967 Topps #400 Roberto Clemente SGC 9.5 GEM MINT. Complete and near complete sets are well-represented with the two most coveted sets ever produced out in front: a 1909-11 T206 Near Complete Set (475/520) With Many PSA Graded and a 1952 Topps Near Complete Set (377/407) With Many PSA Graded. Also going to the winning bidder will be a 1951 Connie Mack Book Complete Set All PSA Graded #2 on PSA Set Registry, 1969 Topps Football Set #10 on PSA Set Registry with 8.47 Set Rating, and over 35 complete and near complete baseball and football sets ranging from 1948 through 1980.
It wouldn’t be a Mile High Card Company auction with a prime assortment of world class sports autographs and memorabilia, and a Spectacular Babe Ruth Single-Signed Baseball Graded NM/MT 8 tops the list of items, many of which are being seen in the sports collector’s world for the first time. Open for bidding will be a 1922 Christy Mathewson Signed Check PSA/DNA 9 with Letter From Mrs. Mathewson to Collector, Spectacular Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig Signed Barnstorming Photograph PSA/DNA MINT 9, 1960 Roberto Clemente Handwritten and Signed Letter in Spanish with Hand Addressed Envelope Dated September 1961, Lou Gehrig Single-Signed and Inscribed Baseball, Babe Ruth Signed and Inscribed 1937 “All America” Award Photograph with Lou Gehrig and Joe DiMaggio, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig Signed OAL (Harridge) Ball PSA/DNA and JSA, Exceptional 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers World Champions Team-Signed Baseball with (25) Signatures Including Koufax, Robinson, Campanella and Hodges, 1967 H&B Louisville Slugger Advertising Display Poster with Mantle, Clemente, Aaron, Etc., 1969-72 Willie Mays Game-Used Louisville Slugger Bat PSA/DNA GU 8.5, Christy Mathewson and Billy Evans Original Artwork by Dick Perez, Muhammad Ali Signed Supersized 40″ x 30″ Photo Over Sonny Liston With “AKA Cassius Clay” JSA, four different handwritten and signed Ty Cobb letters and two signed Ty Cobb checks.
Now let’s talk music. MHCC is proud to present a truly incredible music memorabilia and autograph component, headlined by two autographed Beatles pieces; Spectacular 1963 The Beatles Signed Photograph with All Four Members and 1963 The Beatles Signed Hotel Register with All Four Members (with Ringo Starr signature as R. Starkey). Also offered are a variety of electric guitars and album covers that are autographed by members of The Allman Brothers, Neil Young, The Grateful Dead, Widespread Panic, and even an acoustic guitar signed by 32 members of the Andy Griffith Show. Grateful Dead legend Jerry Garcia is world-renowned for his impressive artwork as well as his music, and this auction features over 30 different signed and numbered Jerry Garcia lithographs, etching artist’s proofs, silkscreen prints and pencil sketches. The collection finishes off with an Incredibly Rare 1973 Buffalo NY Grateful Dead Concert Poster Featuring Ron “Pig Pen” McKernan, one of just a few known specimens.
MHCC is currently accepting consignments for our opening auction of the 2019 calendar year, so 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.