A 1910 Old Mill Tobacco Joe Jackson card sold for $71,107 late last week as part of Mile High Card Company’s July auction. The price, which included a 20% buyer’s premium, was slightly higher than the last recorded sale for the same card in May of last year. An SGC 40 (VG) example sold in April for $168,000 via Robert Edward Auctions.
A group of 17 1903 E93 Standard Caramel cards, all graded PSA 9, were offered in the sale and sold for over $243,000, topped by the Ty Cobb at $82,317. Each of the cards is the lone example at the PSA 9 level. Others sold included Christy Mathewson ($53,058), Honus Wagner ($50,531), Eddie Plank ($11,036) and Mordecai ‘Three Finger’ Brown ($10,163).
The #2 PSA Set Registry rated 1965 Topps baseball set was broken up and sold for a cumulative total of $57,525 while the #9 rated 1935 Diamond Stars set brought in a total amount of $35,666.
A collection of 173 graded Pete Rose cards including a PSA 8.5 copy of his rookie card, soared to $27,799. A 1933 Goudey Sport Kings Babe Ruth, graded PSA 8, registered $23,208, a T206 Ty Cobb ‘bat off shoulder’ rated SGC 88, was nailed down for $18,338 while a rare 1961 Topps Dice Game test issue card of Don Drysdale graded PSA 7, sold for $16,078.
Over 150 tobacco cards, many of which graded NM or higher with Hall of Famers and two of the three PSA 7 T206s on record with Uzit backs, were available for bidding in what proved to be one of the strongest early 20th Century offerings on record.
The PSA 7 NM Uzit-backed cards of Al Birch and Tommy Leach fetched $11,180 and $10,163 respectively with a T206 Piedmont Iron Man McGinnity PSA 8 NM/MT going for $9,817, Piedmont Rube Waddell PSA 8 NM/MT selling for $8,125, Sovereign Eddie Phelps PSA 7 NM hammered at $9,323, Old Mill Tony Thebo PSA 7 NM changed hands at $7,704, Polar Bear Cy Barger PSA 7 NM sold for $6,954 and Sweet Caporal Red Ames PSA 7 NM went for $6,271.
Highlights from other sports included a 1951-52 Gordie Howe Parkhurst rookie card graded SGC 92 which sold for $21,762, a PSA 10 1985 OPC Mario LeMieux rookie card, which realized $11,879 and an autographed copy of the 1984-85 Star Company Michael Jordan rookie card changing hands for $7,556.
Full results can be seen at MileHighCardCo.com.