1961 Topps #472 Yogi Berra PSA GEM MINT 10: $9,379.40
1961 Topps #472 Yogi Berra PSA GEM MINT 10: $9,379.40

Centennial, CO. - The 394 lots in the November 11th Mile High Card Company Auction created some fierce action and in the end established many new sales records. When the auction culminated MHCC had recorded a firm record of $873,854.00 in sales and many all-time record bids had been placed for some exceptional items in the auction. For Mile High Card Company this auction represented a 40% increase in gross revenue from their last auction which signifies a strong active market and MHCC's growing stature as the preeminent auctioneer of high grade sportscards.

A tremendous selection of high-end singles garnered great attention and realized the following prices: 1887 N172 Old Judge John Irwin PSA 9 MINT $3,617.90, 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter John Clarkson PSA 9 MINT $12,640.80, 1909-11 E90-1 Mike Mitchell PSA 6 EX/MT $9,607.10, 1948 Leaf #3 Babe Ruth PSA 8 NM/MT $5,969.65, 1951 Bowman #2 Yogi Berra PSA 9 MINT $15,167.35, 1955 Topps #164 Roberto Clemente PSA 9 MINT $21,846.55, 1969 Topps Super #24 Mickey Mantle PSA 10 $7,216.25, 1933 Goudey George Connally PSA 8 NM/MT $7,588.85, 1952 Topps #200 Ralph Houk PSA 9 MINT $3,499.45, 1953 Bowman #117 Duke Snider PSA 8 NM/MT $4,773.65, and a 1953 Bowman Color #118 Billy Martin PSA 8 NM/MT found a new home at $4,418.30.

Performing to equally amazing levels were the following: 1954 Bowman #89 Willie Mays PSA 9 MINT $4,702.35, 1955 Topps #4 Al Kaline PSA 9 MINT $4,591.95, 1956 Topps #135 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT $9,849.75, 1961 Topps #472 Yogi Berra PSA 10 GEM MINT $9,379.40, 1969 Topps Super #28 Reggie Jackson PSA 10 GEM MINT $2,618.55, 1974 Topps Deckled Edge #43 Carl Yastrzemski PSA 9 MINT $3,069.35 and a 1911 T205 George Rucker PSA 7 NM at $4,979.50.

Also featured in the MHCC auction was an amazing collection of ultra high grade "low pop" commons that brought tremendous attention and astounding prices led by : 1952 Topps #20 Billy Loes PSA 8 NM/MT $2,880.75, 1953 Bowman Color #8 Al Rosen PSA 9 MINT $3,714.50, 1953 Bowman Color #28 Smoky Burgess PSA 9 MINT $4,114.70, 1953 Bowman Color #96 PSA 9 MINT Sal Maglie $4,052.60, 1953 Bowman Color #123 Johnny Lipon PSA 9 MINT $5618.90, 1953 Bowman Color #132 Fred Hutchinson PSA 9 MINT $4,359.65, 1953 Topps #276 Ken Raffensberger PSA 9 MINT $5,107.15, 1954 #77 Bob Rush PSA 10 GEM MINT $2,094.15, 1955 Topps #138 Ray Herbert PSA 9 MINT $2,765.75, and a 1957 Topps #185 Johnny Kucks PSA 9 MINT $2,285.05.

Some more amazing prices from this record setting auction were: 1969 Topps #25 Lew Alcindor PSA 9 MINT $6,270.95, 1986 Fleer Sticker #8 Michael Jordan PSA 10 GEM MINT $3,980.15, 1933 Tattoo Orbit Completely Graded Set for $22,431.25, 1958 Hires Root Beer High Grade Set w/ Tabs $5,768.40, 1961 Topps High Grade Complete Set $10,473.05, 1969 Topps Super High Grade Complete Set $11,641.45, 1963 Fleer Football High Grade Completely Graded Set $5,829.35, 1933 Chicago Bears World Champion Team Signed Panoramic Photo $5,969.65, and a 1965-68 Era Roberto Clemente H&B Game Used Bat for $10,568.50.

Mile High Card Company's VP of Operations Rob Sandberg summarized the auction by stating "as a firm we are extremely pleased with the results and we are committed to continuing to bring key items to our customers".

Mile High Card Company is planning a March, 2005 auction as a follow up to this tremendously successful sale. The company is actively seeking quality consignments for the spring auction. For more information regarding Mile High Card Company and their auctions visit the website at www.milehighcardco.com or call (303) 840-2784.


1955 Topps #164
Roberto Clemente
PSA MINT 9: $21,846.55

1909-11 E90-1
Mike Mitchell
PSA EX-MT 6: $9,607.10

1887 N28 Allen & Ginter
John Clarkson
PSA MINT 9: $12,640.80