1957 Topps #76 Bob Clemente, PSA 10, sold for $17,454.
1957 Topps #76 Bob Clemente, PSA 10, sold for $17,454.

Centennial, CO. - Mile High Card Company's May 19th auction set many company records when the gavel fell and the final sales total reached a lofty $621,179.00. Brian Drent, President of Mile High Card Company made mention of several factors regarding the company's continued auction success. "This auction realized many out of this world prices because as a firm, we just do it right! We offer tremendous items in a very professional manner and combine that with a proven track record and a sterling reputation."

An astounding selection of high-grade singles brought out a bevy of bidders and realized the following prices: 1957 Topps #76 Bob Clemente PSA 10 $17,454.00, 1961 Topps #388 Bob Clemente PSA 10 $7,938.00, 1970 Topps #350 Bob Clemente PSA 10 $5,829.00, 1964 Topps #440 Bob Clemente PSA 9 $4,710.00, 1952 Bowman #101 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 $8,954.00 and a 1968 Topps #280 Mickey Mantle PSA 10 found a new home at $7,216.00.

Performing to equally impressive totals, these cards realized the following: 1954 Johnson Cookies #5 Henry Aaron PSA 9 $4,994.00, 1953 Bowman #32 Stan Musial PSA 9 $6,567.00, 1971 Topps #160 Tom Seaver PSA 10 $6,271.00, 1974 Topps #20 Nolan Ryan PSA 10 $2,346.00, and a 1952 Bowman Large #142 Tom Landry PSA 10 $10,928.00.

Also featured in this 326 lot sale was an amazing selection of ultra high-grade commons that performed to astounding levels, led by: 1950 Bowman #86 Stan Rojek PSA 10 $4,954.00, 1952 Topps Hank Thompson PSA 8 $2,541.00, 1952 Topps #310 George Metkovich PSA 8 $2,553.00, 1953 Bowman #43 Mike Garcia PSA 9 $4,526.00, 1953 Topps #11 Sal Yvars PSA 9 $4,052.00, 1953 Topps #31 Ewell Blackwell PSA 10 $6,799.00, 1953 Topps #150 Harry Simpson PSA 9 $3,042.00, 1953 Topps #243 Carlos Bernier $3,376.00, and a 1948 Bowman Basketball card of #8 Mel Riebe PSA 10 sold for $7,370.00.

Some other amazing prices from this record setting auction were: 1954 Topps completely graded set $36,098.00, an early 20th Century Bat Rack $9,379.00, a Negro League Autographed Bat $2,656.00, Mike Cuellar 1959 Havana Sugar Kings Championship Ring $2,036.00, and a single signed Babe Ruth Ball for $5,419.00.

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 2004 auction. For more information regarding Mile High Card Company and its auctions visit the company's web site at www.milehighcardco.com or call (303) 840-2784.

1971 Topps #160 Tom Seaver, PSA 10, $6,271.
1971 Topps #160 Tom Seaver, PSA 10, $6,271.
1948 Bowman Basketball #8 Mel Riebe, PSA 10, sold for $7,370.
1948 Bowman Basketball #8 Mel Riebe, PSA 10, sold for $7,370.