Proving once again that there are a lot of people out there with tremendous amounts of disposable income, two cards of Shoeless Joe Jackson set record prices in a recent sports card auction. Say it ain't so!
Mile High Card Co. out of suburban Denver, CO held an auction June 15th. They needed a giant calculator and two weeks to count up the proceeds.
Excerpts from the Mile High Card Co. Press Release:
Shoeless” Joe Jackson
Within the recently concluded Mile High Card Company auction two extremely rare Jackson items were offered and an entire hobby stood by to find out where the prices were at when the gavel fell.
The first item was quite possibly one of a kind, a 1911 T5 Pinkerton Cabinet of Joe Jackson that sold for a truly astounding $182,425,and the second item was a stunning copy of Jackson’s 1914 Boston Garter card that was hammered down for an amazing $102,974 both prices were easily world record prices.
An exceptionally rare 1888 M117 Sporting Times Cap Anson realized $22,371, while a completely graded mid-grade 1915 Cracker Jack set found a new home to the tune of $33,895, a 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle GAI 8.5 NM/MT+ sold for $23,250, as well a 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle PSA 8 NM/MT sold for a new world record of $72,057, also a 1933 Goudey #92 Lou Gehrig realized $39,631, a 1950 Bowman #98 Ted Williams PSA 9 MINT went for an impressive sum of $17,583, and a 1951 Bowman #165 Ted Williams PSA 9 MINT went for $10,917, a 1952 Berk Ross Mickey Mantle PSA 8 NM/MT 8,510, a 1954 Wilson Franks Ted Williams PSA 7 NM sold for $13,210, as well a 1957 Topps #18 Don Drysdale PSA 9 MINT found a new home at the tune of $10,550, a 1959 Topps #435 Frank Robinson PSA 10 GEM MINT sold for $5,663, a 1963 Topps #200 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT sold for $5,955.
A 1912 T202 Hassan Triple Folder Ty Cobb PSA 7 NM sold for $3,970, a 1909-1911 T206 Joe Kelley PSA 7 NM realized a stunning $7,109, while several 1939 Play Balls achieved remarkable heights including a 1939 Play Ball #5 James Sewell PSA 9 MINT which sold for an incredible $9,217. Other top notch achievements include a 1948 Leaf #77 Roy Smalley PSA 8 NM-MT which brought an amazing $3,230, a 1972 Topps #595 Nolan Ryan PSA 10 GEM MINT grabbed an impressive $7,109 while a 1965 Topps #180 Bob Allison PSA 10 GEM MINT came away with a lofty realization of $1,823.
Not to be outdone, Mile High provided hobby enthusiasts with another barrage of impressive sets. Many of the other distinguishing results came from this area including: A 1950 Topps Felt Backs Complete Set with PSA graded cards which realized a remarkable $38,682, a 1952 Num Num Potato Chips Completely Graded PSA set performed stunningly well at the level of $15,473, and a beautiful 1958 Parkhurst Hockey Set PSA Graded nabbed a bold $10,827. A 1910 E93 Standard Caramel Co. Complete Graded Set brought a respectable $20,344, the ultra rare and truly unique 1933 Goudey Sport Kings Patent Set earned $41,013, while a PSA Graded 1971 Topps Greatest Moments Complete Set attained an impressive $17,020, and a 1958 Topps Football Complete PSA Graded set earned high honors at $14,066.
Hardwood Heroes, Gridiron Greats and More
MHCC offered an impressive line-up of distinguished cards from the Basketball, Football and Hockey sportscard arenas including a 1948 Bowman #8 Mel Riebe PSA 10 GEM MINT which realized an impressive $4,254, a 1948 Bowman #23 Double Cut Off Post PSA 10 GEM MINT came in at an astounding $2,641 and a 1948 Bowman #40 Stan Miasek PSA 8 NM-MT closed at a tremendous $1,657 and a 1948 Bowman #71 Guards Down Play PSA 8 NM-MT sold for $1,132. A group of (53) 1986 Fleer Basketball all in PSA 10 GEM MINT brought a stunning realized price of $7,642. A 1952 Bowman Large #7 Chuck Hunsinger PSA 9 MINT came in at a strong $2,055, a 1935 National Chicle #36 Bernie Masterson PSA 7 NM delivered a respectable $2,165 while a gorgeous 1955 Bowman #152 Tom Landry PSA 8 NM-MT had the gavel come down at an impressive $2,206 and a stunning 1961 Fleer #41 Don Meredith PSA 9 MINT finished very strong at a robust $1,544. In Hockey we saw strong bidding which elevated the number overall and delivered the following noteworthy gems: A 1954 Topps #43 Jake McIntyre PSA 8 NM-MT finished at a strong $1,370, a 1954 Topps #55 Larry Popein PSA 8 NM-MT answered with a final tally of $1,132, and not to be outdone, a 1954 Topps #59 Marcel Bonin PSA 8 NM-MT hit the streets at an astonishing $3,909.
More Baseball Card Highlights
The 1939 Play Balls were led by #5 Sewell PSA 9 MINT, #18 Danning PSA 9 MINT, #38 Myers PSA 9 MINT and #80 Fox PSA 9 MINT, all these Pre War gems closed for a jaw dropping $9,217! In the 1949 Bowmans we saw #191 Joe Haynes PSA 9 MINT and #228 Jackie Mayo PSA 9 MINT bring a stout $7,096, #184 Bob Chipman was highly sought and came in at $6,925, the previously mentioned #185 Reiser distinguished itself at $8,078 while a strong handful came in just below these marks.
1952 Topps also saw strong numbers realized including #43 Ray Scarborough PSA 8 NM-MT which had a final number of $1,091, #244 Vic Wertz PSA 9 MINT closed at a strong $2,491, #309 Jim Busby PSA 9 MINT realized a robust $3,015, #313 Bobby Thomson PSA 9 MINT will go out the door at a smooth $4,367, #320 John Rutherford PSA 8 NM-MT delivered a final bid of $3,737 and a #332 Tony Bartirome PSA 9 MINT answered the call at $5,106. Not to be outdone, a 1952 Topps #335 Ted Lepcio PSA 9 MINT grabbed $9,967 at the auctions final call.
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