Factor in the buyer’s premium that the buyer will pay and Bidding for the 17 packs and display box of 1948 Bowman baseball has pushed past the $200,000 threshold as the Mile High Card Company auction enters its final days.
The one-of-a-kind partial box is the headliner in Mile High’s current auction but the consignor who called the company this spring with the improbable attic find will also reap big rewards from the other boxes in the forgotten stash that sat undisturbed for decades.
Other leading bids (with buyer’s premium factored in) include the 1961 Fleer Basketball full box at $83,604, the 1961 Topps Football box at $51,694, the 1962 Topps Football partial box of 20 packs at $19,494, the 1962 Fleer Football partial box of 19 packs at $10,278 and the 1959 Fleer Ted Williams full unopened box at $18,384.
The auction runs through June 15.
Upper Deck is about to fulfill some long awaited redemption cards for customers. Company representatives recently conducted a signing sessions with Vladimir Tarasenko the day before he left to return to Russia where, according to Upper Deck, “he signed practically all outstanding redemption cards.” Those who redeemed them will soon be getting their signed cards in the mail.
Upper Deck says it also chased down Joe Pavelski, Pavel Bure, Evgeni Malkin, Corey Perry, Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, Jonas Brodin, Wayne Gretzky and Sean Monahan (autograph rookie Cup cards) to fulfill outstanding redemptions.
Aaron Judge rookie cards have been the story of the 2017 baseball collecting season as the Yankees rookie continues his phenomenal start. His two homers on Sunday, including the 495-foot blast that was the talk of the sports media, have become a Topps NOW card.
Priced at $9.99, the card will be available until early Tuesday afternoon on the Topps NOW web page. It was one of several cards issued by Topps on Monday.
Judge has appeared on several NOW cards since his call-up late last season with print runs ranging from 1,101 to 2,537.