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Loaded Mile High Card Company Spring Auction opens Feb. 20

In its first big auction of 2017, Mile High Card Company is offering high-grade singles of some of the top players to play in the majors.

Mile High Card Company President and CEO Brian Drent said that 2017 would be a groundbreaking year and he’s right again as MHCC’s Spring Auction is one of it’s most impressive ever.

Though smaller in size at just under 700 lots, this event offers a parade of exclusive sports cards and memorabilia not seen in decades, led by a newly graded 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle RC PSA 8 that compares aesthetically with any MINT example in existence, 1948 Leaf #8 Satchel Paige PSA 7 NM, 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle BVG 8 NM/MT and a 1925-31 Walter Johnson Game-Used Louisville Slugger Bat PSA/DNA GU 8.


“There are about 15 items that could have been the auction headliner at any other time, including a few pieces that are unquestionably museum quality” Drent said.

Along with the Mantle rookie card, there are 1951 Bowman #1 Whitey Ford PSA 8 NM/MT and 1951 Bowman #305 Willie Mays PSA 8 NM/MT rookie cards and a long list of elite pasteboards that include 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 350/30 Ty Cobb Bat Off Shoulder PSA 8 NM/MT, 1909 T204 Ramly Walter Johnson SGC 82 EX/MT+ 6.5, 1933 Goudey #144 Babe Ruth PSA 8 NM/MT, 1935 Zeenut Joe DiMaggio Throwing with Coupon PSA 2 MK, 1939 Play Ball #92 Ted Williams PSA 8 NM/MT, 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle SGC 60 EX 5, 1956 Topps #135 Mickey Mantle Gray Back PSA 9 MINT, 1960 Topps #350 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT, 1968 Topps #247 Johnny Bench Rookie PSA 10 GEM MINT, 1986 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan PSA 10 GEM MINT and 1979 O-Pee-Chee #18 Wayne Gretzky PSA 9 MINT.


Other notable cards include 1909 T206 John McGraw Finger in Air SGC 88 NM/MT 8, 1909-11 T206 Piedmont 350/25 Addie Joss Portrait PSA 8 NM/MT, 1910 E98 Frank Chance SGC 92 NM/MT+ 8.5, 1915 Cracker Jack #66 Nap Lajoie PSA 8 NM/MT, 1916 H801-9 The Globe #182 Hans Wagner PSA 7 NM, 1916 M101-5 Sporting News Blank Back #86 Joe Jackson SGC 80 EX/NM 6, 1933 Goudey #53 Babe Ruth SGC 80 EX/NM 6, 1948 Leaf #79 Jackie Robinson PSA 6 EX/MT, 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle PSA 5 EX, 1951 Bowman #305 Willie Mays SGC 80 EX/NM 6, 1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays SGC 84 NM 7, 1956 Topps #135 Mickey Mantle PSA 8.5 NM/MT+, 1960 Topps #326 Bob Clemente PSA 9 MINT, 1960 Topps #350 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT, 1961 Topps #300 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT, 1962 Topps #387 Lou Brock Star Rookie PSA 9 MINT, 1966 Topps #50 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT, 1967 Topps #355 Carl Yastrzemski PSA 10 GEM MINT, 1967 Topps #581 Tom Seaver PSA 9 Autographed PSA/DNA 9 MINT, 1968 Topps 3-D Boog Powell (stamped reverse) PSA 9 MINT, 1969 Topps #500 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT, 1957 Topps #138 John Unitas PSA 8 NM/MT,1959 Topps #140 Bobby Mitchell PSA 10 GEM MINT and 1958 Topps #66 Bobby Hull PSA 7 NM.


The game-used Walter Johnson bat heads up a section that also includes a Rogers Hornsby Game-Used Bat PSA/DNA GU 8, a fantastic Babe Ruth Single-Signed Baseball, an Extremely Scarce 1900 Paris Summer Olympic Games Gold Medal for Automobile Racing-Made of 22K Solid Gold, an 1888 Darktown Battery Cast Iron Mechanical Bank and a rare 1901 Hans Wagner Cigar Box.

MHCC is also offering a large assortment of uncut hockey sheets from the 1960s-1980s, including a 1964 Topps Hockey Uncut Proof Sheet with many HOFers featuring Gordie Howe and a 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Complete Set on uncut sheets with a clean copy of Wayne Gretzky’s rookie card.

As always, Mile High Card Company features many top-ranked sets, with a 1923-24 V145-1 William Paterson Complete Set #2 Current Finest on PSA Set Registry, 1921 Schapira Brothers Babe Ruth Complete Set #1 on PSA Set Registry and a 1953 Topps Near Complete Set (272/274) completely PSA graded with a set rating of 6.35 leading a list of more than 50 complete or near complete assemblages.

For more information call the MHCC office at 303-840-2784, or visit

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