Led by an exceptionally high-end 1933 DeLong complete set all PSA/SGC graded, 1951 Bowman #305 Willie Mays SGC 92 NM/MT+ 8.5 and the sequel to “The Beer Box Find,” Mile High Card Company’s September auction is shaping up to be the strongest in the company’s 20-plus year history.
“While the continuation of the Beer Box find certainly drives this auction, it’s also one of the best high-grade sports card events we’ve ever had. We expect this auction to break all MHCC records for sales,” said MHCC CEO and President Brian Drent.
“Beer Box II” is led by a 1965 Topps Football full, unopened wax box, the only complete box known to exist. There’s also a nearly full 1965 Topps football wax box (21/24).
Other highlights include: a 1960 Leaf Baseball full, unopened wax box, a 1962 Topps Baseball Bucks nearly full unopened wax box (119/120), two 1964 Topps Football nearly full unopened wax boxes (23/24 and 19/24), a 1964 Topps Baseball Photo Tattoos nearly full unopened wax box (103/120), a 1971 Topps Baseball nearly full first series unopened wax box (23/24), and the only known 1968 Topps Test Basketball unopened pack. All have been evaluated and authenticated by Baseball Card Exchange (BBCE).
This time around, the find also includes an unprecedented assortment of non-sports material, led by a 1964 Topps Outer Limits full wax box. Other items include: a 1960s Topps Real Wood Plaks nearly full wax box (20/24), a 1963 Topps Beverly Hillbillies nearly full unopened wax box (23/24), an extremely rare 1964 Beatles Plaks nearly full wax box (26/36), a 1965 Fleer Gomer Pyle full unopened wax box, a 1965 Topps Gilligan’s Island partial unopened wax box (15/24), a 1967 Topps Funny Travel Posters nearly full unopened wax box (23/24), a 1968 Topps Batty Bookcovers nearly full unopened wax box (23/24), an exceptionally rare 1969 Topps Wacky Ads nearly full unopened wax box (21/24) with scarce “Good and Empty” showing, and a 1970 Topps Funny Doors nearly full unopened wax box (21/24).
Separate from “The Beer Box Find,” MHCC is offering a collection of unopened wax, vending and cello boxes and cases from the 1970s-1980s that includes: 1970 Topps Football unopened vending box GAI 9 MINT “1st Series-From Sealed Case,” 1979 Topps Baseball unopened wax tray case, 1980 Topps Baseball unopened rack pack case, 1980 Topps Football unopened wax box case, 1981 Topps Baseball unopened Cello box case, 1981 Topps Baseball unopened Cello box case, 1981 Topps Baseball unopened Wax box case, 1981 Topps Football full retail rack pack display case of (192) with Montana and other stars showing, 1981 Topps Football unopened rack pack case, 1981-82 Topps Basketball unopened wax box case, 1983 Topps Football unopened wax box case, 1984 Topps Football unopened rack pack case, 1984 Topps Football unopened wax box case, 1985 Topps Football unopened Cello box case, 1985 Topps Football unopened rack pack case, 1986-87 Fleer Basketball unopened wax box and an exceedingly rare 1948 Leaf Boxing unopened pack group of (3) packs.
There are also plenty of high-grade sports cards available, including: a 1917 Boston Store #87 Walter Johnson SGC 84 NM 7, 1921 E121 American Caramel Babe Ruth Series of 80 PSA 3.5 VG+, 1922 W575-2 Babe Ruth Hand Cut PSA 5 EX, 1948 Bowman #36 Stan Musial SGC 96 MINT 9, 1948 Leaf #79 Jackie Robinson SGC 84 NM 7, 1948-49 Leaf #8 Satchel Paige SGC 80 EX/NM 6, 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle SGC 35 GOOD+ 2.5, 1952 Topps #407 Ed Mathews PSA 8 NM/MT, 1956 Topps #135 Mickey Mantle PSA 8 NM/MT, 1956 Topps #79 Sandy Koufax PSA 9 MINT, 1957 Topps #302 Sandy Koufax PSA 9 MINT, 1958 Topps #150 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT, and 1960 Morrell Meats Sandy Koufax PSA 9 MINT, just to name a few.
Other key items include a 1910-15 Eddie Collins game-used 40K Kork Grip Louisville Slugger Bat, a high-end Babe Ruth single-signed OAL (Barnard) baseball with 1927 Notation, and a Babe Ruth and Tris Speaker Signed ONL (Heydler) baseball.
The auction runs from Aug. 28-Sept. 14. For a complete listing of auction items, visit www.milehighcardco.com, or call 303-840-2784 with any questions.