A quartet of world-class cards goes on the auction block beginning Monday as Mile High Card Company opens its Fall Auction.
Among the big money gems up for grabs is a PSA 8 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle, a 1951 Bowman #253 Mantle rookie card also graded PSA 8, a 1953-Stahl-Meyer Mantle PSA 7 (part of the #1 PSA Set Registry ranked 1953 Stahl-Meyer collection) and a 1953 Topps #82 Mantle PSA 8 from the third rated 1953 Topps set.
Just 32 1952 Topps Mantle cards are graded eight by PSA (11 higher).
Both the 1953 Stahl-Meyer and 1953 Topps set, along with the #1 PSA rated 1937 O-Pee-Chee baseball set at an astounding 9.13 GPA and the #1 ranked 1950 Drake’s set at a 9.18 GPA, will be offered as complete sets as well as individual lots, selling for whichever is higher. Each set includes elite examples that have not been offered to the general public for years if not decades.
The 1953 Topps set features PSA 9 MINT cards of #27 Roy Campanella, 37 Eddie Mathews, 76 Pee Wee Reese, 86 Billy Martin and 229 Satchel Paige, the 1937 OPC collection has PSA 8 cards of Joe DiMaggio, Bob Feller and Jimmie Foxx in addition to nine of the eleven existing PSA 9 MINT cards from the set, the ’53 Stahl-Meyer set offers four of the five existing PSA 9 MINT specimens and the 1950 Drake’s set features a PSA 9 example of Duke Snider, one of only two MINT cards in the entire series.
1952 Topps stars and high-numbered cards in the auction include PSA 9 MINT examples of #312 Jackie Robinson, #314 Roy Campanella, #37 Duke Snider, #333 Pee Wee Reese, #392 Hoyt Wilhelm and #36 Gil Hodges in addition to PSA 8 cards of #407 Eddie Mathews, #191 Yogi Berra, #49 Johnny Sain (Page Bio), #48 Joe Page (Sain Bio), #11 Phil Rizzuto, #400 Bill Dickey, and the always elusive #80 Herman Wehmeier.
If the PSA 8 Mantle is a little more than you need, Mile High is also offering two mid-grade ’52 Topps Mantles in the auction.
Other auction highlights include:
- 1911 T205 Hoblitzel (No Stats) EX/NM
- 1915 Cracker Jack #30 Ty Cobb NM/MT+
- 1933 Goudey #149 Babe Ruth PSA 8
- Assortment of unopened baseball wax packs from the 1950’s-1960s
- Important rookie cards including PSA 9 MINT examples of 1968 Topps #177 Nolan Ryan, 1968 Topps #247 Johnny Bench, 1986 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan and 1979 O-Pee-Chee #18 Wayne Gretzky, with PSA 8 cards of 1939 Play Ball #92 Ted Williams, 1954 Topps #128 Hank Aaron, 1955 Topps #164 Roberto Clemente, 1963 Topps #537 Pete Rose and 1961 Fleer #8 Wilt Chamberlain
- 1971 Topps Baseball Complete Set #5 on PSA Set Registry with a 8.27 set rating
- 1923 V145-1 Paterson #25 Bert Corbeau hockey card, one of approximately 10 known to exist.
MHCC’s July auction delivered a large selection of early 20th Century tobacco cards and that continues into the October auction as 140 T206 cards that include Cobb, Mathewson, Cy Young, Walter Johnson and various rare backs will be sold, alongside a complete 1912 T202 Hassan Triple Folder set with PSA graded cards.
Memorabilia and autograph collectors will see a 1960s Hank Aaron game-used batting helmet, Roberto Clemente signed check, Babe Ruth autographed baseball, Payton Manning Indianapolis Colts rookie season game-used helmet and a scarce early 1930s Reach Executioner Leather Football Helmet, among other items.
The auction closes October 15.
“As proud as we are of this offering, we’re already looking ahead to closing out the year with a bang,” said MHCC CEO and President Brian Drent. MHCC is already lining up some items for the December auction. For more information, call (303) 840-2784 or visit www.milehighcardco.com.