Mile High Card Company December Auction, led by High Grade T206 Set and 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth PSA 8 NM - MT, Sets Several New Sales Records

CASTLE ROCK, CO - Mile High Card Company has done it again, finishing off 2022 with another incredible December auction that was headlined by a 1909-11 T206 Complete Set With An Amazing 5.20 GPA All SGC Graded that sold for $366,417 and a 1933 Goudey #144 Babe Ruth PSA 8 NM/MT MBA Gold that brought in $483,638. “It was a great event to close out the year, but we’ve got even bigger plans for 2023” said MHCC CEO and President Brian Drent.

Key cards leading the December auction were a 1909 Dockman & Sons Gum E92 Christy Matthewson SGC 7 NM that sold for $37,689, 1909-11 T206 Piedmont 350/25 Ty Cobb Portrait Red SGC 60 EX 5 that took down $12,748, 1911-16 Kotton Cigarettes T216 Honus Wagner Batting 2B SGC 4 VG-EX which sold for $81,470 amid spirited bidding, 1909 T204 Ramly Walter Johnson Sheet Cut SGC 9 MINT that fetched $62,351, Exceptionally Rare 1907 Detroit Seamless Steel Tube Rookie Era Postcard Featuring Ty Cobb SGC 2 GD selling for $51,380, 1933 Goudey #106 Nap Lajoie SGC 7.5 NM+ that hammered at $70,367, 1938 Goudey #274 Joe DiMaggio PSA 7 NM hauling in $18,843, 1948 Leaf #8 Leroy "Satchel" Paige SGC 7 NM selling for $103,969 and beating the previous record by over $30,000, 1951 Bowman #165 Ted Williams PSA 9 MINT that settled at a record-breaking $34,714, 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle PSA 7 NM taking in $79,364, 1952 Bowman #101 Mickey Mantle PSA 8 NM-MT selling for $29,987, 1952 Bowman #218 Willie Mays PSA 8 NM-MT that sold for $25,903, 1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays PSA 8 NM-MT - The Finest NM/MT Example We have Encountered that ended at $215,436, 1963 Topps #537 1963 Rookie Stars Pete Rose PSA 9 MINT selling for $77,726, 1968 Topps #177 Mets Rookies Nolan Ryan PSA 9 MINT earning $77,726, 1957 Topps #77 Bill Russell PSA 8 NM-MT fetching $146,574, 1984 Star #101 Michael Jordan PSA 7 NM going for $27,429, and a 1966-67 Topps #35 Bobby Orr SGC 9 MINT impressing at $52,525. A 1962 Mars Attacks #1 The Invasion Begins PSA 8 NM-MT set a new world record with a sale price of $19,785 and a 1969 Topps #20 John Havlicek PSA 9 MINT also destroyed the previous record sale with the hammer dropping at $18,404, while a 2014 Panini Flawless Momentous Autograph Memorabilia #MA-SC Stephen Curry 4/20 PSA 10 GEM MINT 10 AUTO brought down an impressive $9,372 and a 2007 O-Pee-Chee Premier Autograph Trios Gretzky/Howe/Orr 31/35 PSA 9 MINT AUTO 9 MINT hauled in an amazing $6,399.

Two high-profile collections were broken up and sold off as individual lots; a 1953 Bowman Color Complete Set #7 On PSA Set Registry 7.981 GPA that brought an aggregate total of $121,248, and a 1954 Topps Complete Set Completely PSA Graded With An Amazing 9.098 GPA, #3 On Current Finest On PSA Set Registry with sales adding up to $480,081. The 1953 Bowman Color set was led by #59 Mickey Mantle PSA 8 NM-MT that brought in $14,907, while the 1954 Topps Set featured a #10 Jackie Robinson PSA 9 MINT that brought down a world-record price of $76,438, 94 Ernie Banks PSA 8 NM-MT that found a new home at $36,451, 128 Hank Aaron PSA 8 NM-MT that received a winning bid of $57,931 and 1954 Topps #130 Hank Bauer PSA 9 MINT, destroying the highest previous price with a sale at $10,309. A 1954 Topps #8 Bobby Young PSA 9 MINT that last sold in 2017 for $1,045 found a new home for $7,745 and a 1954 Topps #246 Howie Fox PSA 9 MINT that last sold for $645 went for $7,040. Other elite sets featured in the spring auction were a 1933 Goudey Complete Set With PSA Graded Cards selling for $74,023, 1954 Topps Baseball Complete Set with Many PSA Graded bringing in $27,136, and a 1984-85 Star Co. Complete Set In Original Bags Includes Michael Jordan #101 that hauled in $16,676.

Unopened material continues to be a Mile High Card Company hallmark, with a 2012-13 Panini Prizm Basketball Exceptionally Rare Factory Sealed Case With (12) Unopened Boxes BBCE Possible Rookies of Davis, Leonard, Irving, Thompson, Green, Lillard, Butler, Beal, receiving $83,764 after heavy bidding, and an Exceptionally Rare 1967 Topps Wacky Packages Unopened Wax Box BBCE taking down $64,661, topping the list that includes a 1974 Topps Baseball Unopened Wax Box BBCE selling for $13,501, 1977 Topps Baseball Unopened Cello Box BBCE and 1977 Topps Baseball Unopened Wax Box BBCE hauling in $7,718 and $6,179 respectively, 2001 Bowman Chrome Baseball Unopened Hobby Box Lot of 10 selling for $8,718, 1973 Topps Exceptionally Rare Jumbo Wax Football Unopened Box (24 - 15 Cent Packs) The Only Known Full Box BBCE reaching $55,535, 1973 Topps Football Unopened Wax Box (36 - 10 Cent Packs) BBCE going for $47,629, and 1985 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Unopened Series 1 Wax Box BBCE changing hands at $20,464. Also featured was a stunning selection of 23 different 1961 Fleer basketball packs, all GAI graded and authenticated, with Russell Front/Chamberlain Back GAI 8.5 NM-MT+ selling for $22,095, Chamberlain Front/Gola Back GAI 9 MINT getting $13,507, and Robertson Front/Costello Back GAI 9 MINT selling for $9,004. Other items of interest included an Exceptional c. 1912-15 Walter Johnson Type I Original Photograph Used For The Image Of His Cracker Jack Card - The Most Impressive Walter Johnson Photo In The Hobby that earned $16,693, and Circa 1910 "Fan for a Fan" examples of Ty Cobb ($9,659), Christy Mathewson ($9,938), and Hal Chase ($5,483).

As always, MHCC would like to offer our everlasting gratitude to the consignors and bidders that made this auction such a success. We are working hard to bring an even bigger and better auction in the spring, and there’s still time to join in with consignments. 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, or contact us at

Kendall Sheehan
Office Administration
Mile High Card Company