Mile High Card Company is coming off its most successful auction in the history of the company, led by a rare T206 Honus Wagner card that sold for more than $3.1 million.
Now the Colorado-based company is launching its largest Extra Innings auction with nearly 1,000 lots, including more rare vintage cards from the early 1900s. The auction opens Monday, April 4th and ends on April 13th.
Mile High’s March auction was highlighted by the 1909-11 T206 Honus Wagner “Charlie Sheen All-Star Café” card that sold for $3.1 million. Other top sales included: a rare T206 Piedmont Joe Doyle N.Y. Nat’l Hands Up card (PSA 2) for more than $1 million; a near complete set of T206 cards for more than $400,000; and a 1916 M101-4 Sporting News Babe Ruth rookie card (PSA 4) for more than $361,000.
The April Extra Innings auction will feature more rare vintage cards featuring such immortals as Ruth, Ty Cobb, Cy Young, Shoeless Joe Jackson and Mickey Mantle, including a couple of rarely seen Ruth cards.
“There’s no T206 Wagner’s or Babe Ruth rookie cards this time around, but there’s plenty of great items to entice the set-builder, vintage, and modern collector,” said MHCC President and CEO Brian Drent.
The rare, vintage cards in the Extra Innings auction include:
• A rare 1922 Neilson's Chocolates Type II Babe Ruth PSA 1 PR.
• A 1909-11 T206 Polar Bear Ty Cobb Portrait Red PSA 1.5 FAIR (MC).
• A 1911 T205 Gold Border Cy Young PSA 3 VG.
• A 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle BGS 3 VG.
• A 1912 T202 Hassan Triple Folder Fast Work at Third O'Leary/Cobb PSA 1.5 FR.
• A 1913 National Game Shoeless Joe Jackson SGC 4 VG-EX.
• A 1928 Fro-Joy Babe Ruth #6 Ruth is a Crack Fielder PSA 3 VG.
• A 1933 Goudey #220 Lefty Grove PSA 5 EX.
• A 1935 Goudey 4-in-1 (R321) #16 Babe Ruth/Marty McManus/Ed Brandt/ Rabbit Maranville PSA 1 PR.
• A 1938 Goudey Heads-Up #288 Bob Feller PSA 2.5 GD+.
• 1952 Topps #392 Hoyt Wilhelm PSA 3 VG.
• A 1954 Bowman #65 Mickey Mantle PSA 3 VG.
The auction also features a host of high-end modern cards, including: a 1995 Bowman's Best #2 Vladimir Guerrero PSA 10 GEM MINT; a 1997 Bowman Chrome #212 Roy Halladay PSA 10 GEM MINT; a 1997 Ultra #518 David Arias (Ortiz) PSA 10 GEM MINT; and a 2011 Bowman Chrome Refractor #175 Mike Trout PSA 9 MINT.
MHCC is currently taking consignments for its next big catalog auction. For more information, call (303) 840-2784 to speak with one of MHCC’s team of experts or visit www.milehighcardco.com