1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle PSA 8 NM/MT - sold for $52,854.00.
1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle PSA 8 NM/MT - sold for $52,854.00.

High Grade Cards Perform Extremely well in Latest Mile High Card Company Auction

The 236 lots in the May 14th MHCC auction created quite a buzz, as competition was extremely fierce for many of the high-grade cards. When the auction culminated, some exceptionally strong prices had been recorded and the auction total had an impressive sum of $519,499.00. As recent trends would suggest, key rarities performed to levels beyond the company's highest expectations. The most notable of which was a 1948 Bowman #6 Yogi Berra PSA 10 which realized an amazing $34,893.00.

A tremendous selection of high-end singles garnered great attention and realized the following prices: 1915 Cracker Jack #88 Christy Mathewson PSA 8 NM/MT ($8,335.00), 1933 Goudey #234 Carl Hubbell PSA 9 MINT ($9,849.00), 1948 Leaf Satchel Paige PSA 7 NM ($15,887.00), 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle PSA 8 NM/MT ($25,775.00), 1954 Topps #90 Willie Mays PSA 9 MINT ($9,669.00), 1963 Topps #200 Mickey Mantle PSA 10 GEM MINT ($17,903.00), 1916 M101-4 Sporting News #97 Nap Lajoie PSA 8 NM/MT ($3,739.00), 1933 Goudey #109 Joe Cronin PSA 8 NM/MT ($3,376.00), and a 1935 Diamond Stars #39 Carl Hubbell PSA 9 MINT found a new home at ($4,642.00).

Performing to equally amazing high-end levels were the following: 1935 Diamond Stars #54 Hank Greenberg PSA 9 MINT ($5,075.00), 1938 Goudey #277 Hank Greenberg PSA 8 NM/MT ($3,349.00), 1954 Red Heart Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT ($6,128.00). 1958 Topps #440 Eddie Mathews PSA 9 MINT ($4,774.00), 1959 Topps #380 Hank Aaron PSA 9 MINT ($3,140.00), 1960 Topps #200 Willie Mays PSA 9 MINT ($3,501.00), 1963 Topps #300 Willie Mays PSA 9 MINT ($4,434.00), 1950 Bowman baseball complete set EX/MT to NM ($6,785.00), a group of 27 high grade 1969 basketball cards-mostly PSA 8's ($3,853.00), 1965 OPC Beatles Unopened Wax Box ($2,241.00), and a 1888 N173 Old Judge Cap Anson EX/MT ($6,785.00).

Mile High Card Company's principal, Brian Drent, summarized the auction by stating, "As a firm we are very pleased with the results of the auction, and see an upward trend in prices for quality material that is offered in a professional setting."

Mile High Card Company is planning an October auction as a follow up to this tremendously successful sale. The company is actively seeking quality consignments for the fall auction. For more information regarding Mile High Card Company and their auctions visit their web site at www.milehighcardco.com or call (303) 840-2784.