Closing out what has shaped up to be an outstanding year, Mile High Card Co. is pleased to announce its holiday Premium catalog auction, which kicks off on Nov. 17 and concludes on Dec. 3. As MHCC traditionally does with its year-ending event, this auction has been limited to 577 lots packed with a broad array of higher-caliber, one-of-a-kind items.
MHCC founder and principal Brian Drent is particularly proud of this auction, stating, “We’ve had the opportunity to offer some incredible items this year, and the magnificent selection that this auction has to offer is going to be particularly special for world-class memorabilia collectors as well as sports card enthusiasts.”
Keeping to his word, the first six lots of the Premium auction are dedicated to rare and never-before-seen items of memorabilia, including a sensational 1911 Addie Joss Benefit Game Original Panoramic Photograph, the only known 1915 Boston Red Sox Ornate Silk Pillowcase featuring Tris Speaker, sweet-spot signed baseballs of President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Roberto Clemente, the finest known 1888 A35 Goodwin “Baseball Champions” Premium Round Album, a Ray Collins Boston Red Sox group lot including Travel Desk and 1912 World Champions Engraved Shaving Kit, and a rare 1932 montage photo Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.
MHCC auctions typically result in record-setting performances for elite sports cards, but this Premium auction promises to rewrite the record book as well as shake up the PSA Set Registry. Leading the way is the one and only 1967 Topps Rod Carew rookie card in existence graded PSA 10, easily one of the top five single most important baseball cards of the 1960s. Other extremely rare Gem Mint baseball rookie cards include 1957 Topps #24 Bill Mazeroski PSA 10 (1-of-1), 1965 Topps #16 Astros Rookies Joe Morgan PSA 10 (1-of-2), and 1966 Topps #288 Dodgers Rookies Don Sutton PSA 10 (1-of-2). Also offered is the incredibly difficult 1951 Bowman #20 Tom Landry RC (1-of-2), 1976 Topps #148 Walter Payton RC and 1981 Topps #216 Joe Montana RC, all graded PSA 10.
In all, 135 lots in the auction carry the distinction of a PSA 10 grade, but there’s plenty of other amazing high-grade cards that collectors have been waiting for, including 1887 N172 Old Judge John “Monte” Ward PSA 6 EX/MT (highest ever graded), 1933 Goudey #2 Dazzy Vance PSA 8 NM/MT, 1935 Diamond Stars #54 Hank Greenberg PSA 9 Mint, 1936 Diamond Stars #103 Bill Dickey PSA 8 NM/MT, 1955 Topps #123 Sandy Koufax PSA 8.5 NM/MT+, 1958 Bell Brand Dodgers Sandy Koufax PSA 9 Mint (1-of-2), 1968 Topps #177 Mets Rookies Nolan Ryan PSA 9 Mint and 1963 Kahn’s Wieners Jerry West PSA 9 (the one and only PSA 9 in the entire set).
If signed photos are your passion, you’ll be left speechless by the heart-stopping George Burke photos featured in this auction. Exhibiting some of the strongest signatures ever encountered in the hobby, offered are signed pieces from baseball immortals Honus Wagner, Rogers Hornsby, Jimmie Foxx, Mel Ott, and Walter Johnson, as well as rarely seen autographed photos of Al Simmons, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Herb Pennock, Dazzy Vance, Jim Bottomley, Ed Walsh, Chief Bender and “Hack” Wilson, among others.
Of course, it just wouldn’t be an MHCC auction without PSA Set Registry listed assemblages, and this auction brings you several strong options that include a 1991 Topps Desert Shield High-Grade Complete PSA Graded Set #7 on PSA Set Registry, 1958 Hires Root Beer Complete Set Completely PSA Graded #2 on PSA Set Registry, and 1968 Topps Test Teams Complete Set #1 on PSA Set Registry.
MHCC is actively accepting consignments for our Spring auction; please call us at (303) 840-2784or visit www.milehighcardco.com if you have any items you are interested in consigning.