Mile High Card Company has presented some fantastic auctions over the past few years but this one blows them all away! With over 1600 high-quality lots, the August Auction is not only going to shatter MHCC’s “The Event” auction but could double it in total sales. “This auction is going to be incredible”, said MHCC President and CEO Brian Drent, “The significance of the four headliners speak for themselves but just going down the list beyond that, it’s one museum-quality item after another. We can’t wait to see this auction steer the hobby to an all-time high.”
The quartet of items Drent refers to is truly amazing; a 1909-11 Sweet Caporal 150/25 T206 Honus Wagner PSA 1, T206 Ty Cobb with Cobb back, the finest example known from the “Lucky 7 Find” PSA 4.5, 1948 Bowman Nearly Complete Wax Box (18/24) BBCE, the grand prize of the “The Beer Box Find”, and a 1968 Mickey Mantle Game Used Jersey MEARS A9.5, Sports Investors, JSA, likely from his final game in major-league baseball. The auction starts on Monday, August 17th and concludes Thursday, September 3rd.
In addition to the T206 Wagner and Cobb, this auction is jam-packed with other key vintage cards including a 1888 N403 Yum Yum Tobacco Mickey Welch Pitching PSA 1 PR, the only graded example known, 1904 Pittsburg Leader Honus Wagner Schedule PSA 4 VG-EX, the only copy graded by PSA, 1909 T206 Sweet Caporal Series 150/30 Eddie Plank SGC 1.5 FR, 1933 Goudey #149 Babe Ruth PSA 8 NM/MT, 1933 Goudey #181 Babe Ruth PSA 8 NM/MT, 1948 Bowman #18 Warren Spahn PSA 9 MINT, 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle SGC 7.5 NM+, 1955 Topps #164 Roberto Clemente PSA 7 NM, 1956 Topps #135 Mickey Mantle PSA 8 NM-MT, 1966 Topps #50 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT, 1986 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan PSA 9 MINT, and 1981 Topps #216 Joe Montana PSA 10 GEM MINT. A near complete set of 1956 Topps baseball cards, each card graded PSA 10 GEM MINT or PSA 9 MINT, will be broken up and offered as individual lots.
Complete and near-complete sets dominate as well with the PSA Set Registry getting a strong workout. Going to the highest bidder will be a 1939 Play Ball Grade Near Complete Set (161/162) #6 on PSA Set Registry with 7.36 GPA, 1948 Bowman Complete Set #3 Current Finest on PSA Registry with 8.152 GPA, 1950 Bowman Baseball Set #5 Current Finest on PSA Set Registry at 8.081, 1954 Topps Complete Set #11 Current Finest on PSA Set Registry at 8.016, 1955 Topps Complete Set #12 on PSA Set Registry with 8.001 GPA, 1955 Topps Double Header Complete Set #10 Current Finest on PSA Set Registry, 1952 Bowman Complete Set #10 on PSA Set Registry with 8.091 GPA, 1964 Venezuelan Topps Near-Complete Set (356/370) All PSA Graded #4 on PSA Set Registry, 1946 Sears Cleveland Browns Complete Set All PSA Graded #2 on PSA Set Registry, and 1980-81 Topps Basketball Set #6 on PSA Set Registry with 9.45 GPA. A 1966 Topps baseball set, #4 on the PSA Registry with a 9.38 GPA, will be offered both as individual lots as well as the complete set. Other high-profile sets in the auction include a 1909-11 T206 Near Complete Set of (402) Different Cards w/ 53 HOFers & 39 Southern Leaguers and a 1952 Topps Near Complete Set 387/407 Completely PSA/SGC Graded with Mantle VG/EX.
Mickey Mantle’s 1968 Game-Used Road jersey leads a quality list of memorabilia that includes a 1987-88 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls Game-Used Home Jersey and Trunks From First MVP Season-MEARS A10, Sports Investors, Meza LOA, 1955 Billy Pierce Chicago White Sox Game-Used Road Jersey, 1956 Herb Score Cleveland Indians Game-Used Home Jersey from 20-Win Season Sports Investors LOA, 1958 Lew Burdette National League Champions Milwaukee Braves Game-Used Jersey, 1975 Brooks Robinson Baltimore Orioles Game-Used Jersey MEARS A10, Sports Investors Photo Matched LOA, 1979 Julius Erving Philadelphia 76ers Game-Used Jersey MEARS A10, Sports Investors LOA with Photomatch LOA, 1955 Los Angeles Rams Hall of Famer Les Richter Game-Used Home Jersey, and 2009 Brett Favre Minnesota Vikings Game-Used Road Jersey from 10/25 vs. Steelers Team Sports Investors (Photo-matched).
Other key pieces include an Exceptionally Rare Ty Cobb Tobacco Tin, Stunning Circa 1910s Christy Mathewson Type I Original Photograph by Charles Conlon PSA/DNA, 1916 Boston Red Sox Cabinet Photo Featuring Babe Ruth-The Finest Example We’ve Ever Offered, Babe Ruth Signed Portrait Photograph PSA/DNA and JSA, Spectacular Jimmie Foxx single-signed ONL (Giles) ball PSA/DNA NM/MT 8 and JSA, Roberto Clemente’s 1972 MLB All-Star Ring-The Last Ring of His Career, 1998 Denver Broncos Super Bowl XXXIII Championship Player’s Ring-Marvin Washington, 2000 New York Giants 14K Gold and Diamond NFC Championship Ring, 2001 St. Louis Rams 14K and Diamond NFC Championship Ring with Presentation Box, Abraham Lincoln Signed Framed Endorsement BAS-Beckett Autograph 10 GEM MINT, and Mark Twain/ Samuel Clemens and Albert Bigelow Paine Signed Fly Leaf Book Page- PSA/DNA and JSA.
With all these great items, this auction must be short on unopened material, right? Wrong. In addition to the 1948 Bowman box, there’s two other lead items in a 1986-87 Fleer Basketball Unopened Wax Box (BBCE) With Letter Attesting To Original Fleer Sequence from BBCE and a 1985 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Unopened Series 1 Wax Box 48 Packs (BBCE). Other highly-prized material includes a 1974 O-Pee-Chee Baseball Full Unopened Wax Box BBCE, 1975 Topps Mini Full Unopened Wax Box BBCE, 1975 O-Pee-Chee Baseball Full Unopened Wax Box BBCE, 1977 Topps Baseball Full Unopened Wax Box BBCE, 2009 Bowman Draft Picks and Prospects Full Unopened Wax Box-Possible Mike Trout Rookie Auto, 1979-80 Topps Hockey Full Unopened Wax Box BBCE – Possible Wayne Gretzky Rookie, 1969 Topps Wacky Ads PARTIAL Wax Box (19 sealed packs) 10 cent packs, and an Exceptional Lot Of 24 (Equivalent To Unopened Rack Pack Box) Unopened 1971 Topps Football Rack Packs With Numerous Stars On Top/Bottom- Six (6) Of The Packs Are High Numbered Rack Packs.
There’s a special section of the auction devoted to hardcore Michael Jordan fans; a collection of 15 limited-edition, autographed specimens from various elite sets, many of which have not been seen for sale in years and are more highly-prized than even his 1986 Fleer rookie card. Offered in the September auction are 1996 SPX #8 Michael Jordan Auto PSA 8 NM/MT PSA/DNA AUTO 10, 1996-97 Upper Deck UD3 Court Commemoratives #C1 Michael Jordan PSA 9 MINT PSA/DNA AUTO 10, 1997 SPX Die Cut Sample #5 Michael Jordan PSA 6 EX/MT PSA/DNA AUTO 10, 1997 Upper Deck UD3 Season Ticket #MJ Michael Jordan Auto PSA 7 NM PSA/DNA AUTO 10, 1998 Upper Deck #LL-GJ Michael Jordan Game Jersey PSA 8 NM/MT PSA/DNA AUTO 10 15/23, 1998 SP Authentic Sign of the Times Gold #MJ Michael Jordan PSA 9 MINT PSA/DNA AUTO 10, 1998 Upper Deck Encore UD Authentics #MJ Michael Jordan PSA 9 MINT PSA/DNA AUTO 10, 1999 Upper Deck Retro Inkredible Level 2 #MJ Michael Jordan PSA 9 MINT PSA/DNA AUTO 10 14/23, 1997 Upper Deck SPX #6 Bronze Michael Jordan PSA 9 MINT PSA/DNA AUTO 10, 1999 Upper Deck Ionix UD Authentics #MJ Michael Jordan PSA 9 MINT PSA/DNA AUTO 10 14/23, 1999 Upper Deck #MJSS2 Michael Jordan Athlete of the Century PSA 9 MINT PSA/DNA AUTO 10 7/23, 1999-2000 Upper Deck #MJSS-1 Athlete of the Century Michael Jordan PSA 10 GEM MT PSA/DNA AUTO 10 3/23, 2000 Upper Deck Michael Jordan Legendary Jersey Autograph #MJ-AJ 03/23 PSA GEM MT 10 PSA/DNA AUTO 10, 1999 Upper Deck #FFSA MJ’s Final Floor Michael Jordan PSA 9 MINT PSA/DNA AUTO 10 11/23, and 2000 SP Authentic #MJ Sign of the Times Michael Jordan PSA 9 MINT PSA/DNA AUTO 10.
As spectacular as this auction promises to be, MHCC is already preparing to make the next one bigger and better. 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 milehighcardco.com.