Mile High Card Company’s latest catalog auction opens Monday, featuring a 1916 M101-4 Sporting News Babe Ruth rookie card graded SGC 60, a high-grade 1933 Goudey Baseball set including the rare Nap Lajoie that will be sold card-by-card and the second best 1961 Topps Baseball set on PSA’s Set Registry.
The Goudey set features PSA 8 Ruth cards of #144 and #181 as well as PSA 7 cards of #53 and #149. Lou Gehrig’s #92 is also PSA 8, and the majority of the cards are in the PSA 8 and PSA 7 range, capped off with the scarce #106 Napoleon Lajoie, graded PSA 6.
“We’re very happy with the content of this auction and especially pleased about the 1933 Goudey and 1961 Topps sets as well as a M101-4 Babe Ruth rookie card, the finest in existence for the grade,” said MHCC founder and CEO Brian Drent.
The auction will also feature a 1895 Mayo’s Cut Plug N300 Ed Delehanty EX/NM 6, 1903 Breisch Williams E107 Chief Bender GOOD 2, 1910 Tip Top Bread Honus Wagner PSA 5, the highest-graded example of the 1912 T227 Series of Champions Ty Cobb (PSA 6) and a 1911 T205 Gold Border Richard Hoblitzell “No Stats” PSA 4 VG/EX.
The 1961 Topps set carries a 9.02 GPA that includes 24 cards graded PSA 10 and virtually every other card at PSA 9. It will be offered for auction individually and as a complete set. The cumulative total of bids for the individual cards will determine whether the set is broken up or sold as is.
Other sets include the number one PSA-rated 1909-12 Sweet Caporal Domino Disc set, the second ranked 1909-12 P2 Sweet Caporal set, the second ranked 1955 Topps Rails and Sails set and complete or near-complete sets of virtually every issue from the 1950s and 1960s, including a 1952 Topps Near Complete Set with a PSA 5 Mickey Mantle.
Autograph collectors will find authenticated items signed by Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Roberto Clemente, Ty Cobb, Jackie Robinson and Cy Young among others, as well as several huge lots containing hundreds of baseball, football, and basketball autographs.
Wayne Gretzky’s historic 1984-1985 Edmonton Oilers sweater caps off the selection of game-used jerseys.
The auction will continue through March 19. Registration and bidding are available at www.milehighcardco.com or by phone at (303) 840-2784. They are also accepting consignments for their next major auction in June. Company representatives will be at the upcoming Philly Show (March 6-8) and at the Fanatics Spectacular in Chicago (March 20- 22), accepting consignments in person.