Hundreds of high-grade, vintage cards including a freshly graded PSA 9 1954 Topps Hank Aaron rookie card will be up for grabs beginning Monday as Mile High Card Company launches its January Elite Auction. The company says the auction will include cards and sets “that haven’t been offered for public sale in years, if not decades.”
The Elite online catalog is limited to just over 700 lots.
“As we’ve done in the past, we’ve kept the number of lots down while raising the quality to new heights of excellence” said MHCC President and CEO Brian Drent.
The auction opens with a PSA 9 mint example of a 1954 Topps #128 Henry Aaron that Drent says was graded just within the past few weeks.
Other graded vintage rookies and stars on the block include:
- 1933 Goudey #92 Lou Gehrig SGC 96
- 1915 Cracker Jack #57 Walter Johnson SGC 96
- 1952 Bowman #101 Mickey Mantle SGC 96
- 1957 Topps #328 Brooks Robinson rookie PSA 9
- 1957 Topps #212 Rocky Colavito rookie PSA 10
- 1962 Topps #218 Joe Torre rookie PSA 10 (1/1)
- 1970 Topps #140 Reggie Jackson rookie PSA 10 (1/1)
- 1980 Topps #482 Rickey Henderson rookie PSA 10
PSA Set Registry rated collections will also dominate the event, including the break-up of the #1 ranked 1950 Bowman football set, featuring a 1950 Bowman #1 Doak Walker PSA 8 NM/MT, 1950 Bowman #45 Otto Graham PSA 9 MINT and the one and only 1950 Bowman #144 Knox Ramsey PSA 10 GEM MINT.
Also available in individual lots is the #3 rated 1955 Topps All-American football set with 1955 Topps All-American #37 Jim Thorpe PSA 9 MINT and 1955 Topps All-American #68 The Four Horsemen PSA 9 MINT .
Other top sets include the second-ranked 1958 Hires Root Beer set (with tabs) on the PSA Set Registry, a 1939 R303-B Goudey Premiums set that ranks #1, the top ranked 1956 Topps Pins set, the third best 1954 Bowman Football complete set (9.59 rating), the number 5 1967 Topps Football set and a 1959 Fleer Three Stooges set with an 8.484 rating.
Partially graded or ungraded complete and near complete sets include two 1933 Goudey collections and a 1952 Topps set missing only the Mantle.
Other key items include a 1915 Cracker Jack #88 Christy Mathewson NM/MT+, 1915 Cracker Jack #103 Joe Jackson PSA 8 NM/MT (OC), 1948 Leaf #1 Joe DiMaggio NM/MT, 1954 Bowman #66 Ted Williams NM/MT, 1954 Topps #128 Henry Aaron RC PSA 8 NM/MT, 1909-11 Sweet Caporal 350 T206 Ty Cobb Bat Off Shoulder NM/MT and the one and only 1954 NY Journal-American Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT.
MHCC is also accepting consignments for its April auction. Contact them at (303) 840-2784 or visit www.milehighcardco.com.