Hundreds of lots featuring vintage single cards and complete sets will kick off Mile High Card Company’s final major auction of 2022 Wednesday morning.
One of the hobby’s better complete T206 sets will be on the market, with each card SGC graded and a GPA of 5.20. Also up for grabs: a 1933 Goudey #144 Babe Ruth graded PSA 8 that stands as one of the best known copies in the hobby.
“This auction really offers a wide variety of high-profile cards, sets, and memorabilia but causal collectors will have plenty of interest as well,” remarked MHCC CEO and President Brian Drent.
Two high-profile collections are being offered as a complete set as well as each card offered individually, with the final method of sale determined by whichever total (the set versus the sum of the individual lots) is higher.
The sets being offered include:
- The seventh best 1953 Bowman Color set on PSA’s Set Registry with a 7.981 GPA. The set is led by #32 Stan Musial PSA 8, 33 Pee Wee Reese PSA 8, 44 Berra/Bauer/Mantle PSA 8, 59 Mickey Mantle PSA 8, and 117 Duke Snider PSA 8.5
- The third best 1954 Topps Baseball set on PSA’s Registry with a 9.098 GPA featuring #1 Ted Williams PSA 8, 10 Jackie Robinson PSA 9, 37 Whitey Ford PSA 9, 50 Yogi Berra PSA 9, 90 Willie Mays PSA 8, 94 Ernie Banks PSA 8, 128 Hank Aaron PSA 8, 201 Al Kaline PSA 8, and 250 Ted Williams PSA 8, with PSA 10 examples of #196 Stan Jok and 210 Bob Buhl.
The auction also has an additional 1954 Topps Baseball set, as well as complete sets of 1933 Goudey, 1956, 1970 and 1975 Topps, 1986-87 Fleer Basketball and 1984-85 Star Co. with each team set still in the individual bags.
Key single baseball cards from the pre-War era include a 1909 Dockman & Sons Gum E92 Christy Matthewson SGC 7, a 1909-11 T206 Piedmont 350/25 Ty Cobb Portrait Red SGC 5, a 1911-16 Kotton Cigarettes T216 Honus Wagner SGC 4, a 1909 T204 Ramly Walter Johnson Sheet Cut SGC 9, a rare 1907 Detroit Seamless Steel Tube rookie era postcard featuring Ty Cobb SGC 2, an SGC 7.5 copy of the rare 1933 Goudey #106 Nap Lajoie, a 1938 Goudey #274 Joe DiMaggio PSA 7.
Post-War offerings are led by a 1948 Leaf #8 Satchel Paige rookie SGC 7, a 1951 Bowman #165 Ted Williams PSA 9, a 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle rookie PSA 7, a 1952 Bowman #101 Mantle PSA 8, a 1952 Bowman #218 Willie Mays PSA 8, a 1952 Topps #261 Mays PSA 8, a 1963 Topps #537 1963 Pete Rose rookie PSA 9 and a 1968 Topps #177 Nolan Ryan rookie PSA 9.
Rookie singles from other sports include a 1957 Topps #77 Bill Russell rookie PSA 8, a 1984 Star #101 Michael Jordan PSA 7, a 1966-67 Topps #35 Bobby Orr rookie SGC 9 and a 1937 Ogden’s LTD. #3 Jesse Owens Champions Of 1936 PSA 9.
Once again, MHCC will offer several pages of unopened material including a 2012-13 Panini Prizm Basketball factory sealed case of 12 boxes, a 1974 Topps Baseball unopened wax box, a 1975 Topps Baseball vending box, a 1977 Topps Baseball cello box, a 2001 Bowman Chrome Baseball hobby box lot of 10, a rare 1973 Topps jumbo wax box (24 – 15 Cent Packs) that stands as the only one known to still exist, a regular 1973 Topps Football box and a group of 23 different 1961 Fleer basketball packs, all GAI graded and authenticated, some with Wilt Chamberlain and Jerry West rookie cards showing.
Other items in the auction include a circa 1912-15 Walter Johnson Type I original photo—the same image used for his Cracker Jack baseball cards and circa 1910 “Fan for a Fan” examples of Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson, Hal Chase, and Larry Doyle.
The auction starts on Wednesday, November 16, and closes on Thursday, December 1 at MileHighCardCo.com.