A busy weekend of sports card and memorabilia auction closings kicked off early Friday morning when Mile High Card Company’s curtain closed on a 2,300-lot sale, headlined by some record-setting prices for both individual cards and some high-end complete sets.
The top single cards included a T206 Eddie Plank rated PSA 2.5 which soared to $82,008 and a 1932 U.S. Caramel #32 Babe Ruth PSA 8 NM/MT which realized $50,946. A PSA 9 1962 Bell Brand Dodgers Sandy Koufax was also among the top sellers, totaling $21,911. Prices include the standard buyer’s premium added to all winning bids.
Also setting new industry records were two of most impressive baseball sets that top the ranks of the PSA Registry; the #1 ranked 1965 Topps Baseball set with a GPA of 9.848 sold for a whopping $208,875 while the #1 1991 Topps Desert Shield set a record for the issue when it closed at $106,475.
Of special interest to late 19th to mid 20th century card collectors and high-quality autograph seekers were the presentation of the Brian Goldner and Sigurd Berg collections. The Goldner collection featured over 900 lots from some of the time period’s most elusive issues in addition to the T206 Plank. Heavy bidding throughout the night drove the lots a cumulative total of over $451,000.
The Berg collection of over 100 lots of autographed envelopes and note cards and included a Babe Ruth Signed Envelope rated PSA/DNA 9 that sold for $5,594.
In addition to the Berg collection, the sale included a group of high-end signed checks including a Honus Wagner (PSA/DNA 9 – $2,094), Ty Cobb (PSA 10 – $1,407) and Jackie Robinson (PSA/DNA 10 – $3,024. Also, a recently discovered 1928 real estate contract bearing Ruth’s full signature found a new owner for $5,707.
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