While 2017 was the strongest auction year Mile High Card Company has ever had, MHCC is kicking off 2018 with the largest catalog auction in the company’s history.
More than 2,300 lots went live on March 5, highlighted by a 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 350/30 Eddie Plank PSA 2.5 GOOD+, a 1932 U.S. Caramel #32 Babe Ruth PSA 8 NM/MT, a 1965 Topps Baseball Complete Set #1 on PSA Set Registry, and the 1991 Topps Desert Shield Complete Set #1 on PSA Set Registry, which was voted the 2017 Best Modern Baseball Set of the Year.
“This auction is tremendous,” said MHCC President and CEO Brian Drent. “In addition to our usual assortment of elite cards, this auction should be especially tempting to autograph collectors and early 20th century set-builders.”
The Brian Goldner Collection comprises perhaps the most expansive group of late 19th to mid 20th Century cards ever assembled in one collection. In addition to traditional cards like Goudey, Diamond Stars, T206, Cracker Jack and Play Ball, offered are high-quality cards from more obscure sets like Buchner Gold Coin, E102 Set of 25, Dockman & Sons, E101 Set of 50, Croft’s Candy, Nadja Caramels, Philadelphia Caramel, Obak, Briggs Co. Lozenge, American Caramel, Mello Mint, Standard Caramel, Tip Top Bread, George Close Candy, Brunners Bread, U.S. Caramel, Glendale Meats and T3 Turkey Red. There are more than 900 lots from this collection.
The Sigurd Berg Collection contains some of the finest autographs known, each obtained on envelopes and note cards by simply mailing away to the day’s greatest athletes in various sports and requesting an autograph. Over 100 lots are dedicated to this collection, which includes a Babe Ruth signed envelope PSA/DNA 9, Grover C. Alexander signed envelope PSA/DNA 10, Cy Young signed envelope PSA/DNA 9, Ty Cobb signed envelope PSA/DNA 9, Honus Wagner signed notecard PSA/DNA 9 MINT and Tris Speaker signed envelope PSA/DNA 10 GEM MINT.
The collection goes beyond the diamond, with other notable names such as Pop Warner, Amos Alonzo Stagg, Babe Didrikson Zaharias, James Jeffries, Jesse Owens, Adolph Rupp, Althea Gibson and many more.
In addition to the Berg Collection, up for auction will be a group of signed checks, with a Honus Wagner signed and cancelled bank check PSA/DNA 9 MINT, Ty Cobb signed and cancelled bank check PSA/DNA 10 GEM MINT, and Jackie Robinson signed and cancelled bank check PSA/DNA 10 GEM MINT, as well as a recently discovered George Herman Ruth (Babe Ruth) 1928 fully executed and signed real estate contract that is authenticated by PSA/DNA and JSA.
Other key items in the auction include a 1911 M131 Baltimore News Newsboys Ty Cobb SGC 20 FAIR 1.5, 1928 Star Player Candy Ty Cobb PSA 2 GOOD, 1939 Play Ball #92 Ted Williams PSA 8 NM/MT, 1952 Topps #1 Andy Pafko PSA 7.5 NM+, 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle PSA 4 VG/EX, 1952 Topps Frank Campos (Black Star) PSA 8 NM/MT, 1958 Topps #150 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT, 1961 Morrell Meats Sandy Koufax PSA 9 MINT, 1961-63 Bobbin’ Head Dolls Mickey Mantle ad photo PSA 9 MINT, 1962 Bell Brand #32 Sandy Koufax PSA 9 MINT, 1963 Fleer #5 Willie Mays PSA 10 GEM MINT, 1963 Fleer #8 Carl Yastrzemski PSA 10 GEM MINT, 1964 Kahn’s Wieners Pete Rose PSA 10 GEM MINT, 1968 Topps #110 Hank Aaron PSA 10 GEM MINT, and 1968 Topps #50 Willie Mays PSA 10 GEM MINT.
An unopened 1952 Topps Baseball Wax Pack 5 Cent GAI 6.5 EX/MT+, 1953 Topps Baseball Wax Pack 5 Cent GAI 5.5 EX+, and 1957 Topps Basketball Wax Pack 5 Cent GAI 7.5 NM+ will also be going to the highest bidder.
MHCC always offers some of the highest rated sets ever assembled and that certainly carries into this auction. In addition to the #1 ranked 1965 Topps set, which will be sold as a complete collection or as individual lots depending upon which yields the highest total, and the #1 ranked 1991 Topps Desert Shield set, which is over 95 percent PSA 10 GEM MINT, there is a 1938 Goudey Heads Up complete set #6 on PSA Set Registry, 1952 Red Man Tobacco complete set with Tabs #2 on PSA Set Registry, 1948 Leaf Boxing complete set #7 on PSA Set Registry, and 1951 Topps Ringside Complete Set #3 on PSA Set Registry.
Bidding in the auction ends March 22.
For more information call the MHCC office at 303-840-2784 or visit www.milehighcardco.com.