It’s been one of the most anticipated auctions in recent memory and finally “The Event” is here! Led by three great hobby icons: a T206 Honus Wagner PSA 2, T206 Cobb with Cobb back PSA 4.5 the finest example from “The Lucky 7” find, and a recently discovered 1916 M101-5 Holmes to Homes Babe Ruth rookie card, the only known example, the Mile High Card Company October Auction offers several more items that would serve as the premier lot in many other auctions. The auction opens for bidding on Monday, September 23rd and closes on Thursday, October 10th.
Following close behind that legendary trio is a 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal Eddie Plank PSA 4 VG/EX, 1933 Goudey #106 Napoleon Lajoie PSA 4.5, the only known 1933 Sport Kings Gum #2 Babe Ruth Autographed PSA/DNA MINT 9, 1950-51 Toleteros Joshua Gibson PSA 4 VG-EX, and a 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle PSA 4 VG-EX. “This auction is like fielding a baseball team where everyone in the lineup is a first-ballot Hall of Famer.” said MHCC President and CEO Brian Drent, “We’re incredibly excited and blessed to see “The Event” take our hobby to new heights, especially the T206 Wagner and the newly discovered, one-of-a-kind items.”
In addition to the Babe Ruth rookie card, five other cards from the ultra-scarce Holmes to Homes M101-5 series are featured in the auction, all Hall of Famers that are the first known examples: Honus Wagner, Walter Johnson, Napoleon Lajoie, Miller Huggins, and John McGraw. Other key cards include 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 350/30 Eddie Plank SGC 40 VG 3, 1909-11 T206 Piedmont 150/25 Sherry Magie (Magee) Error PSA 2 GOOD, 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle BVG 3.5 VG+, 1958 Topps #150 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT, 1961 Topps #300 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT, 1963 Topps #200 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT, 1964 Topps #50 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT, 1965 Topps #350 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT, 1966 Topps #50 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT, 1967 Topps #150 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT, 1968 Topps #280 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT, 1969 Topps #500 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT, 1969 Topps #500 Mickey Mantle White Letters SGC 8.5 NM/MT+, 1990 Topps #414 Frank Thomas No Name on Front PSA 9 MINT and 1992 Sports Illustrated For Kids #71 Mia Hamm Series 2 PSA 10 GEM MINT.
From the family of Robert Mallon, Mickey Mantle’s roommate when they both began their careers with the 1949 Class D Independence Yankees, comes a collection of unique items that will grab the interest of collectors who fancy “The Commerce Comet” including a 1949 Mickey Mantle Signed and Dated Baseball – The Earliest Known (Dated) Single Signed Example Of A Ball As A Professional PSA/DNA and JSA, 1949 “Mick” Mantle Signed Official K.O.M. League Baseball PSA/DNA, 1949 Independence Yankees Team-Signed Official K.O.M. League Baseball Featuring “Mick” Mantle, Signed 1949 Independence Yankees KOM League Souvenir Booklet Belonging To His First Roommate Bob Mallon, and 1949 Independence Yankees Class D Type I Original Photograph Featuring A Seventeen Year Old Mickey Mantle.
But those aren’t the only exclusive items dedicated to Yankees legends as a Spectacular 1933 V353 World Wide Gum (Canadian Goudey) Uncut Sheet Featuring (3) Babe Ruth Cards and Lou Gehrig, 1934 R310 Butterfinger Babe Ruth Autographed PSA/DNA Auto GEM MINT 10, Babe Ruth Signed Newspaper Photo PSA/DNA AUTO GRADE GEM MINT 10 and 1964 Topps Coins Mickey Mantle Advertising Promotional Item will be available for bidding. Other truly notable pieces of memorabilia include an exceptional Single-Signed Jackie Robinson Ball PSA/DNA and JSA, Rookie Era 1980-85 Magic Johnson Los Angeles Lakers Game-Used and Autographed Road Jersey MEARS A10, 1989-90 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls Game-Used and Signed Road Jersey, 1960 Johnny Unitas Baltimore Colts Game-Worn Black High-Top Cleats with LOA from Art Donovan, and Muhammad Ali Fight-Worn Hand Wrap Worn in Chuck Wepner Fight with Ali Cut Signature.
“The Event” offers an impressive selection of sets as well, headlined by a 1909-11 T206 Complete Set Completely PSA Graded #9 on PSA Set Registry With 4.43 GPA, Rare 1980 Topps Pepsi-Cola Complete Set All SGC Graded and 1955 Topps All-American Near-Complete Set (94/100) Completely PSA Graded with 8.60 GPA, each offered as complete sets as well as individual cards, along with a 1957 Topps Baseball Complete Set Completely PSA Graded with Every Card Graded PSA 7 NM, 1965 Topps Baseball Complete Set All PSA Graded with 8.221 GPA, 1975 Topps Complete Set Completely PSA Graded #17 Finest on PSA Set Registry, and 1991 Topps Desert Shield Complete Set #3 on PSA Set Registry with 9.78 Set Rating.
We’d like to thank everyone who came out to see us at the National and once again, congratulations to Jeff Williams, winner of the single-signed Babe Ruth baseball. As memorable as “The Event” promises to be, Mile High Card Company is already hard at work to make the next auction even better.
MHCC is currently accepting consignments for the Fall Elite 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.