Centennial, CO.- Mile High Card Company's Fall 2013 auction opens for bidding September 23rd and will culminate on October 10th. The auction preview will be on the company's web site at www.milehighcardco.com on Friday, September 20th, and has been received with a great deal of pre-auction interest. The 1430-plus-lot auction features a bevy of impressive items and is buoyed by a terrific group of complete and nearly complete vintage sets from all four of the major sports. When questioned on the current auction, Mile High Card Company President and CEO Brian Drent exhaled that the sale was "a thorough presentation of a vintage offering that really offered something for everyone, with a great amount of fresh-to-the-hobby material being offered. The E. C. McCoid (Field Of Dreams Find) alone is an outstanding assemblage that we are exceptionally excited to be able to bring to market."
The auction is definitely highlighted by the contents of the E.C. McCoid find which includes a stunning and attention commanding exceptionally high grade offering of a nearly complete 1917 Collins McCarthy complete set of exceptionally scarce blank backed cards as well as an impressive 1916 M101-4 Sporting News Blank Back Complete Set All PSA Graded that features an outstanding #151 Babe Ruth rookie PSA 3.5 VG+ The Highest Graded Blank Backed Example Graded By PSA, and is a card that has attributes of a much stronger graded card. Other items of considerable note offered within the sale are: a stunning 1909 T206 Eddie Plank Sweet Caporal 350 Series PSA 5 EX, as well as a 1909-11 T206 Christy Mathewson "Dark Cap" PSA 8.5 NM/MT+ The Highest Graded Example On The PSA Population Report; also offered in the auction is a terrific example of a 1909 T204 Ramly Walter Johnson PSA 6 EX/MT that offers the appeal of a much higher graded example. The October 10th auction also features an Exceedingly Rare 1933 Goudey Final Production Sheet Featuring #53 Babe Ruth And Four Other Hall Of Famers, also featured within the sale is an outstanding Exceptionally High Grade 1952 Topps Near Complete Master Set #16 on PSA Set Registry that will be sold aggregately to the highest bidder on either the set or the singles as well as a bounty of MINT Mickey Mantle cards that includes but is most defiantly not limited to a 1954 Dan Dee Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT, a mesmerizing 1954 Bowman #65 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT and an outstanding 1967 Topps #150 Mickey Mantle PSA 10 GEM MINT. Complete high grade sets are always well represented in any MHCC auction and the current sale is no different with the offerings of an exceptional 1965 Topps Baseball Complete Set Completely PSA Graded #3 On The PSA Set Registry With a 9.037 GPA, as well as a terrific 1955 Bowman Master Baseball Complete Set #6 Current Finest on PSA Set Registry and a captivating 1961 Fleer Basketball Complete Set #7 Current Finest on Set Registry.
The memorabilia portion of the auction is well represented and is supported by a litany of highlights not limited to the following but definitely highlighted by: a terrific and rare Dieges And Clust 1960 Roger Maris New York Yankees Most Valuable Player Award, as well as a pair of Circa 1910 Ty Cobb and Hal Chase examples of a "Fan for a Fan", also offered is quite simply the most Spectacular Early Career Roberto Clemente Single-Signed ONL (Giles) Ball PSA/DNA 9 MINT, and a 1930s Jimmy Foxx Autographed George Burke Type I Photograph that grades PSA/DNA 9 MINT, the auction also contains a 1963-65 Mickey Mantle New York Yankees Game-Used Batting Helmet With Orgins to the Clyde King Collection, and a Chicago Bulls Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy, also offered is a stunning 1999 St. Louis Rams Super Bowl XXXIV Vince Lombardi Trophy in Original Presentation Box.
As is always the case with a Mile High Card Company auction there is literally something for everyone, from the pre-war enthusiasts to post-war collectors, from the high-grade aficionados to collector- grade type hobbyists. According to MHCC's Auction Coordinator Ben Gassaway, the current Mile High auction is an all- encompassing event that will satisfy many different types of collectors.
All of the aforementioned highlights as well as the rest of the over 1400 lots are available for bidding on the company's website at www.milehighcardco.com or by contacting MHCC via telephone at (303) 840-2784. As previously mentioned all catalogs have been shipped for this auction and bidding will culminate October 10th. Mile High Card Company is currently accepting consignments for their winter auction (as well as all 2013 auctions) with a consignment deadline of November 5th.