A 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle RC PSA 8 card led the way in the March auction held by Mile High Card Company. The auction also broke several records.
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.
The February Extra Innings Auction hosted by Mile High Card Company has a variety of cards available, and is highlighted by a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle.
A 1952 Topps set, #10 on PSA Set Registry, breaks $382,000 in Mile High Card Co.’s August 2016 Auction that also saw impressive prices for items related to Larry Bird and Joe Montana.
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, Mile High Card Co. kicks off its latest auction.
One lucky consignor will be leaving The National with an added bonus courtesy of the Mile High Card Co. – a 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle rookie card graded PSA 3 or equivalent.
From the opening bell, the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card graded PSA 6.5 but possessing the sharpness and centering of a NM/MT card was on its way to record territory, crossing the $100,000 threshold within hours of bidding. When all was said and done, the card changed hands to the tune of $188,207.
While it’s possible that one of these was prominently displayed in every candy store and five-and-dime that sold Cracker Jack in 1915, the number of surviving specimens can be counted on one hand, and the featured item was found it in a barn in the Midwest, where it likely sat for the duration of its existence.
Included among the key rookies in Mile High’s Extra Innings auction are 1955 Topps #164 Roberto Clemente PSA 8 NM/MT (OC), 1955 Topps #123 Sandy Koufax PSA 8 NM/MT (OC), 1967 Topps #581 Tom Seaver PSA 6 EX-MT, and 1968 Topps #177 Nolan Ryan PSA 9 MINT (OC).
A Mint version of Hank Aaron’s 1954 Topps rookie card sold for more than $192,000 through Mile High. The price is three times the last record sale price for the card, which was set just a year ago.