Paced by a 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle PSA 8, 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle RC PSA 8 and a 1953 Topps Baseball Set that ranks #3 on the PSA Set Registry, Mile High Card Company says it shattered the company record for bidding on the opening day of its Fall Auction September 28.
As of Sunday, bidding on the ’52 Topps Mantle stood at over $258,000 without the buyer’s premium that will be added to the final realized price. The 1953 Topps set had soared to $138,955 while the ’51 Bowman Mantle rookie card has already set a new record with bids hitting $78,838. In all, 13 lots had surpassed $20,000 with the auction continuing until October 15.
“Many items in this auction have not been publicly offered in well over a decade, and while the bidding clearly reflects that, there’s still time for collectors to get in on the action.” said MHCC CEO and President Brian Drent.
If early results are any indication, high-grade Mickey Mantle cards and Hall of Famer rookies are still king of the hobby, with many inching their way towards record prices. The breakups of the #1 PSA rated 1937 O-Pee-Chee baseball set at a 9.13 GPA and the #1 ranked 1950 Drake’s set at a 9.18 GPA are receiving strong action, both as complete sets and individual lots, as are a huge group of 1952 Topps cards graded PSA 8 and 9.
You can see the auction here. The company plans one more auction before the end of the year.