Castle Rock, CO – Led by an exceptionally high-end 1933 DeLong complete set, 1951 Bowman #305 Willie Mays #305 and the stunning sequel to “The Beer Box Find,” Mile High Card Company’s September auction is shaping up to be the strongest in the company’s 20+ year history. “While the continuation of the Beer Box find certainly drives this auction, it’s also one of the best high-grade sports card events we’ve ever had. We expect this auction to break all MHCC records for sales,” said MHCC CEO and President Brian Drent.
“Beer Box II” looks to be even stronger than the original and is led by a spectacular 1965 Topps Football Full Unopened Wax Box, the only complete box known to exist. There’s also a nearly full 1965 Topps football wax box (21/24), with other highlights including 1960 Leaf Baseball Full Unopened Wax Box, 1962 Topps Baseball Bucks Nearly Full Unopened Wax Box (119/120), two 1964 Topps Football Nearly Full Unopened Wax boxes (23/24 and 19/24), 1964 Topps Baseball Photo Tattoos Nearly Full Unopened Wax Box (103/120), 1971 Topps Baseball Nearly Full First Series Unopened Wax Box (23/24), and the only known 1968 Topps Test Basketball Unopened Pack. All have been evaluated and authenticated by Baseball Card Exchange (BBCE). This time around, the find also includes an unprecedented assortment of non-sports material, led by a 1964 Topps Outer Limits full wax box. Other items include 1960s Topps Real Wood Plaks Nearly Full Wax Box (20/24), 1963 Topps Beverly Hillbillies Nearly Full Unopened Wax Box (23/24), extremely rare 1964 Beatles Plaks Nearly Full Wax Box (26/36), 1965 Fleer Gomer Pyle Full Unopened Wax Box, 1965 Topps Gilligan's Island Partial Unopened Wax Box (15/24), 1967 Topps Funny Travel Posters Nearly Full Unopened Wax Box (23/24), 1968 Topps Batty Bookcovers Nearly Full Unopened Wax Box (23/24), exceptionally rare 1969 Topps Wacky Ads Nearly Full Unopened Wax Box (21/24) with Scarce "Good and Empty" Showing and 1970 Topps Funny Doors Nearly Full Unopened Wax Box (21/24).
Separate from “The Beer Box Find,” MHCC is offering an incredible collection of unopened wax, vending and cello boxes and cases from the 1970s-1980s that include 1970 Topps Football Unopened Vending Box "1st Series-From Sealed Case", 1979 Topps Baseball Unopened Wax Tray Case, 1980 Topps Baseball Unopened Rack Pack Case, 1980 Topps Football Unopened Wax Box Case, 1981 Topps Baseball Unopened Cello Box Case, 1981 Topps Baseball Unopened Cello Box Case, 1981 Topps Baseball Unopened Wax Box Case, 1981 Topps Football Full Retail Rack Pack Display Case of (192) with Montana and Other Stars Showing, 1981 Topps Football Unopened Rack Pack Case, 1981-82 Topps Basketball Unopened Wax Box Case, 1983 Topps Football Unopened Wax Box Case, 1984 Topps Football Unopened Rack Pack Case, 1984 Topps Football Unopened Wax Box Case, 1985 Topps Football Unopened Cello Box Case, 1985 Topps Football Unopened Rack Pack Case, 1986-87 Fleer Basketball Unopened Wax Box and an Exceedingly Rare 1948 Leaf Boxing Unopened Pack Group of (3) Packs.
Of course, MHCC is the industry leader in high-grade sports cards and this auction takes it to a new level, offering a 1917 Boston Store #87 Walter Johnson, 1921 E121 American Caramel Babe Ruth Series of 80 PSA 3.5 VG+, 1922 W575-2 Babe Ruth Hand Cut PSA 5 EX, 1948 Bowman #36 Stan Musial, 1948 Leaf #79 Jackie Robinson, 1948-49 Leaf #8 Satchel Paige, 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle, 1952 Topps #407 Ed Mathews PSA 8 NM/MT, 1956 Topps #135 Mickey Mantle PSA 8 NM/MT, 1956 Topps #79 Sandy Koufax PSA 9 MINT, 1957 Topps #302 Sandy Koufax PSA 9 MINT, 1958 Topps #150 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT, 1960 Morrell Meats Sandy Koufax PSA 9 MINT, 1962 Kahn's Wieners Roberto Clemente PSA 9 MINT, 1963 Fleer #61 Bob Gibson PSA 10 GEM MINT, 1963 Topps #210 Sandy Koufax PSA 9 MINT, 1964 Kahn's Wieners Roberto Clemente PSA 10 GEM MINT, 1965 Topps #581 Tony Perez PSA 10 GEM MINT, 1968 Topps Plaks Checklist #2, 1959 Kahn's Jim Brown, 1965 Topps #122 Joe Namath, 1966 Philadelphia #31 Dick Butkus PSA 9 MINT, 2000 SP Authentic #118 Tom Brady PSA 10 GEM MINT and 1965-66 Topps #116 Phil Esposito.
Other key items include a 1910-15 Eddie Collins Game-Used 40K Kork Grip Louisville Slugger Bat, Exceptionally High-End Babe Ruth Single-Signed OAL (Barnard) Ball with 1927 Notation, Babe Ruth and Tris Speaker Signed ONL (Heydler) Ball, 1965 Topps Baseball Complete Set #7 Master Set on PSA Set Registry, 1986-87 Fleer Basketball Complete Set All PSA 9 MINT and GEM MINT 10, 1965 Topps Football Complete Set #6 Current Finest on PSA Set Registry, 1957-58 Topps Hockey Complete Set Completely PSA Graded #10 on PSA Set Registry, 1959 Fleer Three Stooges High Grade Complete Set 8.22 on PSA Registry, 1967 Star Trek #1 No Time For Escape PSA 8 NM/MT. the only PSA graded 1967 Leaf Star Trek Unopened Pack and a rare 1966 Topps USA Test Hockey Uncut Proof Sheet with Bobby Orr RC.
The consignment deadline for Mile High Card Company’s next auction is October 25th. If you desire the maximum possible return for your prized sports cards and/or memorabilia, please call our office at (303) 840-2784 to speak with one of our team of experts, contact us at www.milehighcardco.com.