Centennial, CO – Coinciding with this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland, Mile High Card Company is happy to announce its Summer auction, set to go live on July 24th and culminate on August 14th and August 15th. This auction, while smaller in lot size compared to traditional MHCC events, offers an impressive array of high-profile cards, memorabilia and sets from all sports with something to pique any collector’s interest. Additionally, the auction is separated into two sessions that close on consecutive nights, the latter session dominated by the impressive Todd Hester collection. "We’re particularly proud of the quality, in all facets of collecting, that this auction offers. A special thanks to Todd Hester for allowing us to present his extensive collection. Assembled over a span of 30 years, being given the opportunity to work with him has been an absolute privilege.” said MHCC founder and CEO Brian Drent
This auction kicks off with an Exceedingly Scarce 1933 George C. Miller Complete Set Completely PSA Graded- One Of The Finest Complete Sets In The Hobby, with several world-class sets that rank among the very best on the PSA Set Registry. A 1948 Bowman Football Complete Set Ranked #2 on PSA Set Registry, 1948 Bowman Baseball Complete Set #9 Current Finest on PSA Set Registry with 7.842 GPA, 1949 Bowman Pacific Coast League Complete Set #2 Current Finest on PSA Set Registry, 1991 Topps Desert Shield Near Complete Set #9 on PSA Set Registry and an Exceedingly Rare 1948 Leaf Football Complete Set Ranked #3 on the PSA Set Registry With 7.444 GPA will go to the highest bidder. If these sets are a little too high-grade for you, Todd Hester’s collection might just be right up your alley! Literally hundreds upon hundreds of complete sets in all sports are available in solid mid to upper-grade condition including several scarce test issues and subsets. In addition, top-ranked assemblages from 1952 Topps baseball, 1968 Topps 3-D and 1973 Topps Comics will be broken up and offered individually or in groups.
For memorabilia and autograph enthusiasts, the auction offers a Late 1940's Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees Game-Used Road Flannel Jersey With LOA From Legendary Collector Dick Dobbins, 1939 Inaugural Hall of Fame Induction Class Cooperstown Signed First Day Cover Featuring Ruth, Cobb, Young, Speaker, Johnson Etc. With Additional Envelopes And Letters To Players, Spectacular Early Career Roberto Clemente Single-Signed ONL (Giles) Ball PSA/DNA 9 MINT, Exceptional Photograph That By All Appearances Features The 1880 Boston Red Caps (Beaneaters) Large Chickering Cabinet Featuring Hall of Famer Jim O'Rourke and a 1994-95 Derek Jeter Arizona Fall League Game-Used Professional Model Louisville Slugger Quite Possibly The Earliest Jeter Game Used Bat To Ever Be Offered. The auction also sees the return of game-used jerseys, with dozens of baseball and football gamers dating back to the 1940s in addition to the DiMaggio flannel.
MHCC auctions are famous for high-profile cards and this event is no exception. In addition to an ultra-scarce 1909-11 T206 Eddie Plank PSA AUTHENTIC, some other key singles include 1911 T205 Christy Mathewson NM 7, 1932 U.S. Caramel #26 Lou Gehrig NM/MT 8, 1932 U.S. Caramel #27 Lefty Grove PSA 8 NM/MT, 1933 DeLong #7 Lou Gehrig NM 7, 1939 Play Ball #26 Joe DiMaggio PSA 8.5 NM/MT+, 1948 Leaf #1 Joe DiMaggio PSA 8 NM/MT, 1948 Leaf #76 Ted Williams NM/MT+ 8.5, 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle PSA 5 EX, 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle PSA 8 NM/MT, 1954 Dan-Dee Potato Chips #82 Mickey Mantle PSA 8 NM/MT, 1951 Parkhurst #66 Gordie Howe PSA 8 NM/MT and 1966-67 Topps USA Test #35 Bobby Orr NM/MT 8.
Three particularly intriguing items for collectors of factory packaged and unopened material are a 1960 Topps Baseball Full Vending Box Third Series, a 1986-87 Fleer Basketball Unopened Wax Box in Exceptionally High-Grade Condition and an Exceptionally Rare 1992 Action Packed 24K MINT Edition Unopened Box.
Of course, all of us here at Mile High Card Company are proud to bring you these and the other spectacular collectibles presented in this auction and we wish to extend a heart-felt "Thank You" to all of our bidders and consignors, as conducting these incredible auctions is truly our passion. Bidding is available on our website at www.milehighcardco.com or by phone at 303-840-2784. As always, we encourage you to contact us with any questions regarding auction items. MHCC is actively accepting consignments for our Fall auction, so visit us at the National (Booth 225 & 229) to drop off any consignment items or pick up a catalog for the auction currently running. Thank you once again and enjoy the auction!