CASTLE ROCK, Colo. -- It’s been a trying year for all of us, but Mile High Card Company is going to close out 2020 on a high note, offering a tremendous Dec. 10 auction that is highlighted by a 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle PSA 8 NM-MT, Spectacular 1880s Adrian "Cap" Anson game-used and signed bat MEARS A10, PSA/DNA -- one of the finest game-used bats in the hobby -- a 1933 Goudey #181 Babe Ruth autographed PSA/DNA AUTO 9 MINT, and a 1933 Goudey #92 Lou Gehrig autographed PSA 2 GOOD PSA/DNA 7 AUTO.
“The silver lining to this difficult year has been the enormous growth within our hobby and we’re ready to turn the page with one more fantastic auction,” said MHCC CEO and President Brian Drent.
Other key cards in the auction include a 1914 Cracker Jack #88 Christy Mathewson SGC 20 FAIR 1.5, 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle PSA 8 NM-MT, 1954 Bowman #65 Mickey Mantle PSA 8.5 NM-MT+, 1954 Johnston Cookies #5 Hank Aaron PSA 9 MINT, 1956 Topps #135 Mickey Mantle PSA 8 NM-MT, 1961 Topps #300 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT, 1963 Topps #200 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT, 1964 Topps #50 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT, 1968 Topps 3-D Bob Clemente PSA 7 NM, 1986 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan PSA 9 MINT, 1957 Topps #151 Paul Hornung PSA 9 MINT, 2000 SP Authentic #118 Tom Brady PSA 10 GEM MINT (#0516/1250), and 1960 Hemmets Journal #23 Cassius Clay Hand Cut PSA 8.5 NM-MT+.
In addition to the incredible Cap Anson game-used bat and the Ruth and Gehrig signed Goudey cards, MHCC has several other significant items of memorabilia that includes a Christy Mathewson single-signed ONL Baseball (fresh to the hobby JSA), Babe Ruth single-signed OAL (Harridge) ball JSA and PSA/DNA, 1964 Robin Roberts Baltimore Orioles game-used and signed home jersey Sports Investors Authentication-JSA, 1973 Jim Palmer Baltimore Orioles game-used and signed road jersey from Cy Young Season Sports Investors Authentication-JSA, Circa 1950 Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch Los Angeles Rams game-used helmet, and 1957 Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch Los Angeles Rams game-used and signed road jersey Sports Investors Authentication-JSA.
Michael Jordan fans will be especially intrigued by the amazing assortment of MJ cards, many of which are the most coveted subset and insert cards in the hobby. Leading the way is the rarely seen 1997 Skybox Metal Universe #23 Michael Jordan Precious Metal Gems Red PSA 6 EX-MT, with a 1997 Skybox E-X2001 #6 Michael Jordan Jambalaya PSA 9 MINT, 1997 Skybox Metal Universe Champ #23 Michael Jordan Precious Metal Gems PSA 8 NM-MT, 1998 Fleer Ultra #85P Michael Jordan Platinum Medallion PSA 8 NM-MT, 1998 Skybox E-X Century #15DG Michael Jordan Dunk 'N Go-Nuts PSA 10 GEM MT, 1998 Skybox Metal Universe #1 Michael Jordan Precious Metal Gems PSA 6 EX-MT, 1998 Skybox Molten Metal #41F Michael Jordan Fusion-Titanium PSA 7 NM, 1998 Skybox Thunder #9 Michael Jordan Noyz Boyz PSA 10 GEM MT, 1999 Upper Deck Michael Jordan Master Collection Boxed Set 473/500, and 2004 UD Exquisite Collection #LL-MJ Michael Jordan Limited Logos Auto Patch 20/50 PSA 8 PSA/DNA AUTO 10 among the over 140 lots devoted to MJ.
Collectors of unopened material will have a field day with this auction as an Astonishing 1933 R136 National Chicle Sky Birds original Unopened Wax Box with 87 unopened packs leading a large contingent of unopened material, which includes 1972 Topps Baseball Full Unopened Series 1 Wax Box BBCE, 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks and Prospects Unopened Hobby Box with possible Mike Trout rookie, 2003-04 Topps Chrome NBA Unopened Retail Box, 1973 Topps Football Full Unopened Wax Box BBCE, 1974 Topps Basketball Full Unopened Wax Box BBCE, and 1985 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Unopened Series 1 Wax Box 48 Packs (BBCE).
As spectacular as the past year was for MHCC auctions, the staff is working diligently for an even bigger and better 2021 year, and there’s still time to get your consignments in for the Spring Auction. Call (303) 840-2784 or visit www.milehighcardco.com.
Source: Mile High Card Company