Mile High Card Company’s big catalog auction is still a few weeks away but the company’s first Extra Innings Auction of 2019 kicked off on Monday.
Over 400 lots are included in sale, headlined by several vintage complete sets including 1955 Bowman, 1968 Topps and 1948 Bowman football. There is also a partial 1951 Bowman baseball set and mid-to-upper grade 1952 Topps singles and lots.
Single cards up for grabs include a 1949 Bowman Jackie Robinson PSA 5, a 1956 Topps Robinson white back variation (PSA 8), pre-War baseball cards including T206 and Cracker Jacks and numerous rookie cards.
Memorabilia in the auction includes several vintage team signed baseballs, news photos and a 1950s San Diego Padres minor league player contract signed by Ralph Kiner, who was then the AAA team’s general manager.
The auction runs through Wednesday, February 20.
Mile High Card Company’s next catalog auction starts Monday, March 4.
Two mint examples of 1910 E98 cards emanating from the Black Swamp Find closed at auction Monday night. Both the Ty Cobb and Honus Wagner cards were graded mint 9.
Topps has hired an independent public relations agency to help spread its message. 5WPR, also based in New York, offers PR work to a variety of consumer lifestyle and entertainment brands.
“5W is beyond excited to join the team as Topps celebrates 150 years of professional baseball and a long-standing relationship as MLB’s exclusive trading card partner,” said Ronn Torossian, CEO of 5W Public Relations. “We will deliver communication efforts on their behalf and continue to build their strong legacy in the sports fandom world.”
The Alliance of American Football kicked off its season over the weekend to generally good reviews. As we told you earlier, Topps will be the league’s trading card partner with packs hitting the market next month. There’s a NOW concept too, though, and the first batch of cards was released Monday.
Seven cards were created for opening weekend and more will follow each week during the season, featuring top plays, performances and specific moments. They’re only available on Topps’ website for 24 hours but you can avoid that time frame here.