Record Setting Prices Dominate Mile High Card Company November Auction

Centennial, CO –Mile High Card Company bid farewell to 2016 in unprecedented fashion, shattering a multitude of records in their November auction. Led by a 1948 Bowman Stan Musial PSA 9 rookie card that brought in a new high of $45,289 and an incredibly scarce 1971-72 Bazooka Hockey Complete Panel Set that reached just short of $30,000, MHCC’s final catalog event of the year provided further confirmation of strong collector demand. “We’ve heard rumblings that the sports card market was beginning to level off and even recede a bit, but we didn’t see any evidence of that with the impressive results of this auction.” said MHCC CEO and President Brian Drent. “We’ve got every reason to be encouraged that 2017 will be our best year yet!”

High profile sports cards have been the trademark of MHCC auctions and the November event proved it once again with a 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle SGC 60 EX 5 selling for $41,752, 1921 E121 American Caramel Babe Ruth PSA 3 VG delivering at $12,701, 1969 Topps #260 Reggie Jackson PSA 9 MINT ending at $28,211 with an PSA 8.5 right behind it at $12,701, 1958 Topps #150 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT selling for $21,226, and 1984-85 Star #101 Michael Jordan GAI 9 MINT, MJ’s true rookie card, selling for $13,067. A 1953 Topps #244 Willie Mays SGC 86 NM+ 7.5 sold for $9,833, almost tripling the previous record sale and bringing in over $2,000 more than the last recorded sale of an SGC 88 NM/MT 8.

Other standout results include: T216 People's Tobacco/Kotton Cigarettes Honus Wagner Throwing PSA Authentic - The Only Example Ever Graded at $6,850, 1966 Topps #50 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT set a new record at $16,214, 1969 Topps #190 Willie Mays PSA 10 GEM MINT brought down $13,714, 1955 Topps All-American #16 Knute Rockne PSA 10 GEM MINT sold for $12,897, 1961 Topps #578 Mickey Mantle PSA 10 GEM MINT that brought in $16,214, 1953 Stahl-Meyer Mickey Mantle PSA 2(MK) GOOD that amazed at $10,365, 1888 N162 Goodwin Champions Beecher PSA 7 NM, the very first football card ever produced, landed $16,882 and a 1960 Topps #563 Mickey Mantle All Star PSA 10 GEM MINT that obliterated the previous record by scoring a $17,726 sale, more than $5,000 over the last recorded sale. A 1910 Christy Mathewson "Won in the Ninth" Cardboard Advertising Display sold for $11,546 and a 1980s Bo Jackson Auburn Tigers Game-Used Jersey changed hands at $11,546.

A 1991 Topps Desert Shield Complete Set #4 Current Finest on PSA Set Registry netted $21,048 and a 1966 Topps Football Complete Set #2 on PSA Set Registry also impressed at a price of $8,673. Other high-quality sets that changed hands include a 1951 Bowman Near Complete Set (319/324) Nearly All PSA Graded with Mantle and Mays at $20,546, 1953 Bowman Color Near Complete Set (155/160) All PSA Graded at $19,832, 1956 Topps Baseball High Grade Near Complete Set (337/342) Mostly PSA Graded at $25,628, 1957 Topps Complete Set Mostly PSA Graded with Extras at $17,729, 1950 Bowman Football Near Complete Set (121/144) Plus Extras Mostly PSA Graded at $9,541 and 1951 Bowman Football Near Complete (143/144) High Grade Set Mostly PSA Graded with Extras at $9,459.

Once again, MHCC was pleased to help the elite 1952 Topps set builders with the breakup of a PSA Set Registry ranked collection, offering up a 1952 Topps #1 Andy Pafko PSA 7 NM that sold for $9,119, 1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays PSA 7 NM that hammered at $8,398, 1952 Topps #312 Jackie Robinson PSA 7 NM that closed at $6,715 and 1952 Topps #314 Roy Campanella PSA 8 NM/MT that set a new record price, also at $6,715. Tough NM/MT examples include a #326 George Shuba PSA 8 NM/MT, which sold for $4,923 and 1952 Topps #388 Bob Chipman PSA 8 NM/MT that sold for $5,540.

1962 Topps football card collectors made their presence felt with strong bidding on a 1962 Topps Football Near Complete Set (173/176) Mostly PSA Graded that sold for $8,938 and several record-breaking singles, including 1962 Topps #2 Lenny Moore PSA 9 MINT that closed at $5,849, 1962 Topps #5 Raymond Berry PSA 9 MINT that sold for $4,833, 1962 Topps #9 Bill Pellington PSA 9 MINT hammering at $4,749, 1962 Topps #103 Joe Walton PSA 9 MINT that changed hands for $5,224, 1962 Topps #105 Alex Webster PSA 9 MINT that sold for $4,749, 1962 Topps #118 Clarence Peaks PSA 9 MINT that closed at $5,224 and 1962 Topps #133 Gene Lipscomb PSA 9 MINT that ended at $3,567.

MHCC would like to thank our incredible bidders and consignors for allowing us to present another successful event. We are currently in the process of lining up more spectacular items to make 2017 an even bigger auction year and there’s still time to be a part of it. 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. or visit us at the Fanatics Show in Chicago Nov 18th - Nov 20th or the Philly Show Dec 2nd – Dec 4th.

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