One of the keys to the T206 set was among the items offered in an auction of high grade and hard-to-find items.
A T206 Eddie Plank card, graded VG (PSA 3), brought a final bid of $75,082 in Mile High Card Company's first auction of 2010.
Over 470 lots of higher end sports cards and memorabilia were offered. The prices paid include the company's 17.5% buyer's premium.
The Plank card generated 30 bids after opening at $10,000. Considered one of the four most difficult cards to find in the famed T206 baseball card set, the Plank is highly sought after by collectors with the means to complete a master set.
Perhaps the most popular--and certainly most expensive mainstream set of the post-War era is the 1952 Topps issue and Mile High offered a complete, graded set in the sale. With an overall grade of about EX to EX-NM, the set brought $61,770.
Several 1910 E93 cads were offered including a high grade (SGC 88) Honus Wagner, which drew a lot of attention and a final bid of $31,069. A Plank card in the same grade from that issue, sold for $25,362.
A 1911-14 Brunners Bread D304 Cy Young, graded SGC 84, sold for $21,554.
A game-worn Stan Musial jersey dating from the 1957 season was also among the most actively pursued items in the auction. Originally given to the young son of a U.S. Government employee working in Jerusalem, the uniform entered the hobby for the first time through the auction. It sold for $40,812.
A 1917-19 Ty Cobb pro model side-written bat from the Lousville Slugger archives drew a final bid of $31,851.
Other top bids included:
- 1984 Donruss Master Set--all but 19 cards graded PSA 10 $17,556
- 1975 Topps mini wax box case $16,465
- 1952 Topps Eddie Mathews rookie card SGC 84 $14,221
- 1934 Goudey baseball card set --all PSA graded with 5.64 GPA $14,824