Record prices are starting to become a hobby norm and these days it doesn’t require some last minute bidding to shatter the old marks.
Mile High Card Company’s March auction is evidence of that with bidding set to continue until March 21.
“We’ve already seeing some incredible prices being realized, along with a few record-breakers, and we’ve still got a few days to go,” said MHCC CEO and President Briant Drent. “With so many high-profile items being offered, we’re expecting some stiff competition well into Thursday night.”
Leading the charge is the eighth rated T206 set on PSA’s Registry. Containing 477 of the 520 primary cards in the set—all graded—bidding stands at just over $79,000 and will undoubtedly eclipse the six-figure plateau. A 19th century N173 cabinet card of Mike “King” Kelly graded SGC 40 has surpassed $33,000.
A 1915 Cracker Jack partial graded set just broke the $25,000 mark and a 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle SGC 7 NM is on target to break the $100,000 barrier when the final hammer falls. Already sitting at record prices are a 1922 W575-2/1924 Knight Motors Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb uncut panel currently at $9,435, a 1923 Maple Crispette #8 Babe Ruth PSA 4.5 VG/EX+ with a present high bid of $4,560, a 1966 Topps #1 Willie Mays PSA 9 MINT at $5,518 and a 1990 Topps #414 Frank Thomas “No Name on Front” error PSA 9 MINT at $10,774.
High-grade 1966 Topps baseball set-builders will be pleased to know that the 1966 Topps Baseball near complete master set (587/612), also rated #8 on PSA Set Registry, appears as though it will be broken up as the sum of the singles presently stands well above the bid for the entire set. The aggregate total stands at over $51,000 with several cards still without an opening bid.
As expected, the selection of game-used bats, including one from each member of the 500 home run club, has seen plenty of action with a 1939-40 Ted Williams rookie era gamer at $31,194.
Registration and bidding are open on the company’s website.