Centennial, CO. - The upcoming December 7th, 2005 Mile High Card Company auction continues to show that MHCC is committed to maintaining its status as the preeminent auctioneer of truly high-grade cards all the while looking to firmly establish themselves in the high-end memorabilia market as well. Without question the firm has been active as the December 7th auction offers up over 900 lots of precisely selected high-grade cards, key 19th century pieces, amazing high grade sets, and choice pieces of memorabilia, which should have collectors scrambling in attempts to procure some of the treasures offered within the auction.
The Mile High Card Company sale will continue its tradition of offering the very finest in terms of quality as well it will expand to offer some hand selected items that have more of a collector grade feel, as MHCC looks to make the auction an event for every collector not only the most advanced or well heeled! This astounding event offers 910 lots that have been meticulously selected in terms of collector appeal, aesthetic draw and scarcity of issue as well as grade. The auction is anchored by several items that MHCC is extremely proud to offer including: a 1923-25 Hillerich & Bradsby Louisville Slugger Game Used Babe Ruth Bat With an Apparent Homer Run Notch, graded MEARS A10, as well as 1 of only 2 known specimens of the 1915 Sporting News #151 Babe Ruth Rookie card graded PSA 8 NM/MT with none graded higher!
1948 Leaf set to be broken up and sold individually!
Offered within the December 7th MHCC auction is the breakup of the second highest graded 1948 Leaf set on the PSA Set Registry, the set had a 7.20 GPA with 100% completion but is now going to be broken up and sold card by card to satisfy collectors appeal for this extremely popular and difficult set! A couple of the highlights from within the set are: #1 Joe DiMaggio PSA 8 NM/MT, #3 Babe Ruth PSA 8 NM/MT, #4 Stan Musial PSA 8 NM/MT, #76 Ted Williams PSA 9 MINT, #79 Jackie Robinson PSA 8 NM/MT and #88 Frank Gustine PSA 10 GEM MINT! A great deal of the short prints will be offered in PSA 8 NM/MT condition and the way that the set is being offered should give collectors a great chance to acquire many of these very difficult cards.
Stunning 1935 National Chicle Football set to be offered separately!
Wow! Are these little gems beautiful when they are offered in the condition that these are in! Widely considered the first Football card issue of the 20th century these gorgeous cards offer a stunning tribute to the art deco style prevalent to the 1930's that is combined with many of the greats of the era. High lighting this offering are cards of #1 Dutch Clark PSA 8 NM/MT, #9 Knute Rockne PSA 8 NM/MT, #23 Bettie Feathers PSA 8 NM/MT, #34 Bronco Nagurski PSA 7 NM, and a stunning last card in this great set #36 Bernie Masterson graded an astounding NM/MT!
As has become somewhat of the norm Mile High Card Company has procured a nice selection of true 19th century rarities that is headlined by an extremely significant offering of the only known 1887 N690-1 Kalamazoo Bats Cabinet card of the Pittsburg Base Ball Club (Alleganys). As well the MHCC auction offers a stunning high end rarity of an 1893 Just So Tobacco E. J. McKeon SGC 70 (5.5), also included in this sale are 1887 N28 Allen & Ginters of Anson, Kelley, and Clarkson all graded PSA 7!
High Grade Rarities!
Per the tradition of the company Mile High Card Company has procured a bevy of outstanding high-grade singles that is highlighted by the following: 1915 Cracker Jack #30 Ty Cobb SGC 88(8), 1932 Us Caramel #14 Ty Cobb PSA 8 NM/MT, 1932 Us Caramel #23 Jimmy Foxx PSA 8 NM/MT, 1934 Goudey #61 Lou Gehrig PSA 8 NM/MT, 1939 Play Ball #26 Joe DiMaggio GAI 9.5 GEM MINT, 1939 Play Ball #92 Ted Williams PSA 8 NM/MT, 1948 Leaf #8 Satchel Paige GAI 8 NM/MT, 1951 Bowman #1 Whitey Ford PSA 9, 1951 Bowman #305 Willie Mays PSA 8 NM/MT, 1949 Bowman #29 Ralph Kiner PSA 10 GEM MINT, 1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays PSA 8 NM/MT, 1952 Topps #400 Bill Dickey PSA 9 MINT, 1952 Topps #37 Duke Snider GAI 9 MINT, 1953 Bowman Color #93 Rizzuto Martin GAI 9 MINT, 1953 Bowman Color #44 Berra,Bauer,Mantle GAI 9 MINT, 1954 Bowman #66 Ted Williams PSA 8 NM/MT, 1954 Topps #128 Hank Aaron SGC 96(9) MINT,1955 Topps #194 Willie Mays PSA 9 MINT, 1955 Topps #210 Duke Snider GAI 9 MINT, 1956 Topps #135 Mickey mantle GAI 9 MINT, 1957 Topps #407 Yankee Power Hitters GAI 9 MINT, 1958 Topps #418 World Series Batting Foes ( Aaron/Mantle) PSA 9 MINT, 1961 Topps #2 Roger Maris PSA 9 MINT, 1961 Topps #300 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT,1962 Topps #200 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT, and a 1964 Topps #50 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT. The auction also includes a tremendous selection of truly high graded star cards as well as a stunning selection of "Low Pop" commons for set builders! Some of the highlights from this section are: 1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb Bat off PSA 7 NM, 1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb Bat on PSA 7 NM, 1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb Green portrait PSA 6 EX/MT, 1909-11 Ty Cobb Re portrait PSA 7 NM, 1909-11 T206 Addie Joss Port. PSA 8 NM/MT, 1909-11 T206 John McGraw No Cap PSA 8 NM/MT, 1909-11 Christy Mathewson Dark Cap PSA 7 NM, 1909-11 T206 Cy Young Bare Hand Shows PSA 7 NM, 1911 T205 Ty Cobb PSA 6 EX/MT, 1912 T202 Hassen Triple Folder Tris Speaker/ Smokey Joe Wood PSA 8 NM/MT, 1915 Cracker Jack #17 Roger Bresnahan PSA 8 Nm/MT, 1915 Cracker Jack #43 Rube Marquard PSA 8 NM/MT, 1915 Cracker Jack #59 John McGraw PSA 8 NM/MT, 1933 Goudey #19 Bill Dickey PSA 8 NM/MT, 1933 Goudey #22 Pie Traynor PSA 8 NM/MT, 1933 Goudey #20 Bill Terry PSA 8 NM/MT, 1933 Goudey #160 Lou Gehrig PSA 7 NM, 1933 Goudey #188 Rogers Hornsby PSA 8 NM/MT, 1934 Goudey #37 Lou Gehrig PSA 7 NM, 1939 Play Ball #26 Joe DiMaggio PSA 8 NM/MT, 1950 Bowman #22 Jackie Robinson PSA 9 MINT, 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle PSA 7 NM, 1953 Bowman #59 Mickey mantle PSA 8 NM/MT, 1953 Bowman #92 Gil Hodges PSA 9 MINT, 1953 Topps #228 Hal Newhouser GAI 9.5 GEM MINT, 1954 Bowman #65 Mickey Mantle PSA 8 NM/MT, 1955 Topps #47 Hank Aaron GAI 9 MINT, as well throughout the rest of the 1950's as well as into the 1960's there are many more exceptionally high grade cards offered.
High Grade Football, Basketball & Hockey!
In addition to the previously detailed offering of the 1935 National Chicle's the football section is buoyed by a stunning high-end 1965 Topps #122 Joe Namath PSA 8 NM/MT, a 1965 Topps #176 Checklist (#89-176) PSA 9 MINT, 1972 Topps #200 Roger Staubach PSA 10 GEM MINT as well an awesome selection of 1965 Topps Football Tallboys! The MHCC Basketball selection is resounding slam dunk!, and is highlighted by a stellar example of Lew Alcinders rookie card from 1969 Topps presented in glorious GAI 10 GEM MINT, as well as a 1970 Topps #123 Pete Maravich PSA 9 and a nice selection of 1969 Topps Tallboys in PSA 9 MINT condition. The Hockey section is highlighted by a stunning group of high grade 1964 Tallboys as well as a 1952 Parkhurst #1 Maurice Richard GAI 8 NM/MT and a spectacular 1954 Topps #8 Gordie Howe SGC 92(8.5) NM/MT+ and an awesome 1957 Topps #46 Norm Ullman's rookie card graded PSA 9 MINT!
Sets, Sets, Sets!
The December 7th Mile High Card Company is chalked full of awesome high-grade sets with some of the highlights being a stunning 1953 Topps Autographed set that is without question the most complete autographed set ever offered with an astounding 269/274 cards featuring vintage 1950s signatures, as well the auction features a spectacular 1954 Red Heart set completely graded PSA 8 set, the #2 PSA Set Registry 1955 Topps Double Header set is offered within the auction as is a truly stunning high grade 1955 Topps Set that features an unreal 187/206 cards graded as PSA 8s! Also offered in the MHCC auction is a bevy of other high end sets many featuring high end graded cards that includes but is not limited too: 1953 Red Man, 1951 Topps Red Back's sets, 1952 Berk Ross, 1950 Drakes, 1955 Topps, 1956 Topps, a spectacular 1957 Topps, 1958 Hires Root Beer, 1959 American Motors Home Run Derby, 1960 Topps, 1962 Topps, 1961 Topps, a awesome high grade 1963 Topps set, 1970 Topps. There are also several exceptional football sets that are highlighted by a rarely offered 1951 Topps Magic set, an exceptionally high grade 1954 Bowman set and a stunning 1969 Topps set. Without question one of the true highlights of the auction is offered in the complete sets section of the catalog with that being an amazing super high grade 1966/67 Topps USA Test Hockey set offered in its entirety, the set is the #1 ranked set on the PSA Set Registry!
To round out this awesome auction event Mile High Card Company is offering some truly high end select pieces of memorabilia to include: a spectacular single signed baseball from Babe Ruth, as well as a stunning original signed photo of the Bambino! As well the auction serves up a nice selection of 19th century scorecards and several truly awe an inspiring advertising piece that includes a 1912 Boston Garter advertising sheet featuring Eddie Collins and Hal Chase, and a gorgeous 1933 Goudey window advertising sheet featuring Babe Ruth! Also included in this sale is a stunning portrait of the 1895 World Champion Baltimore Base Ball Club! To finish off the memorabilia selection there are several high end game used bats including a 1914-15 40K Louisville Slugger Professional Model bat attributed to Ty Cobb, and a game used 1965-68 Louisville Slugger Mickey Mantle bat that has been graded MEARS A7.
All of the items listed above as well as the rest of the auction will be available for bidding either on the phone at (303) 840-2784 or on the companies website at www.milehighcardco.com. A full color catalog will be mailed out to all registered bidders. The auction will culminate on December 7th; Mile High Card Company will accept bids either through their real time auction software or via the phone. To register and participate in this special auction event call (303) 840-2784.