Mile High Card Co. is ready to welcome collectors and hobbyists to the 37th Annual National Sports Collectors Convention by exhibiting world-class items that will be part of one of the strongest and most comprehensive auctions in MHCC history, led by one of the finest single-signed Babe Ruth baseballs in existence, an incredibly rare Franklin D. Roosevelt single-signed OAL (Harridge) ball inscribed to Clark Griffith and attributed to Opening Day 1937 and a complete 1952 Topps set rated No. 10 on the PSA Set Registry.
“We’ve always been the industry leader in high-grade sports cards, and this auction is loaded with them, but our selection of game-used and autographed items is truly impressive as well,” said Mile High CEO and President Brian Drent. This event begins on July 25 and runs through August 18.
In addition to a 1979-80 Larry Bird rookie year complete uniform graded MEARS A10, other key items include a 1969-70 Reggie Jackson Oakland A's game-worn green mist vest style flannel jersey, 1977 Joe Namath Los Angeles Rams game-used home jersey and 1979-81 Joe Montana San Francisco 49ers game-worn rookie era jersey MEARS A10, 1938 New York Yankees team ball with (21) signatures featuring Gehrig and DiMaggio, 1931 New York Yankees Junior League Baseball with (22) signatures featuring Ruth and Gehrig, and 1927 Washington Senators OAL (Johnson) ball with (26) signatures featuring Walter Johnson and Tris Speaker.
The No. 10 PSA Set Registry-ranked 1952 Topps set will be offered both as a complete collection as well as individual lots and sold in whichever format is higher. The assemblage includes #1 Andy Pafko PSA 7 NM, #261 Willie Mays PSA 7 NM, #312 Jackie Robinson PSA 7 NM, #314 Roy Campanella PSA 8 NM/MT and #407 Ed Mathews PSA 7 NM, with a stunning example of #311 Mickey Mantle PSA 7, one of four 1952 Topps Mantle cards in the auction with a PSA 6, EX+ 5.5 and a PSA 4 also available.
Early postwar rookie cards continue to push new price records, and MHCC has filled their incredible catalog with many of them, including 1948 Bowman #6 Yogi Berra PSA 8.5 NM/MT+, 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle PSA 6 EX/MT, 1951 Bowman #232 Nelson Fox PSA 9 MINT, 1954 Topps #128 Hank Aaron MINT 9, 1954 Topps #201 Al Kaline PSA 9 MINT, 1955 Topps #164 Roberto Clemente PSA 8 NM/MT, 1955 Topps #123 Sandy Koufax PSA 8 NM/MT, 1958 Topps #47 Roger Maris PSA 9 MINT, 1959 Topps #514 Bob Gibson PSA 9 MINT, 1963 Topps #537 Pete Rose PSA 8 NM/MT, 1968 Topps #177 Nolan Ryan PSA 8 NM/MT, 1965 Topps #122 Joe Namath PSA 8 NM/MT and 1986 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan PSA 9 MINT.
Other high-profile offerings include 1909-11 T206 Piedmont 150 Walter Johnson Portrait PSA 8 NM/MT, 1933 Goudey #149 Babe Ruth PSA 9(OC) MINT, 1933 Goudey #181 Babe Ruth EX/NM 6, 1953 Topps #1 Jackie Robinson NM/MT+ 8.5, 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle PSA 8 NM/MT, 1959 Topps #10 Mickey Mantle PSA 8 NM/MT, 1961 Topps #577 Hank Aaron PSA 10 GEM MINT, 1964 Topps #50 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT, 1955 Bowman #179 Hank Aaron MINT 9, 1951 Topps Connie Mack's All-Stars Edward Collins PSA 8 NM/MT- The Only Example Ever Graded NM/MT 8 by PSA, and 1955 Topps All-American #68 The Four Horsemen PSA 9 MINT.
A 1927 New York Yankees World Series Press Pin, as will a 1935 Goudey complete aet No. 14 on PSA Set Registry, 1960s Hartland Statues complete set, 1952 Testimonial Album signed by every member of U.S. Olympic team presented to Bing Crosby, and the ultimate prize for any basketball card enthusiast, a 1986 Fleer Basketball full unopened wax box BBCE.
Many of these fantastic items will be on display at the 37th National Sports Collectors Convention in Atlantic City from August 3-7. Come visit Mile High Card Company at booths #1401 and 1405 to view these items and submit consignments for our next big event in October.For more information, call (303) 840-2784 or visit www.milehighcardco.com.