“All-Star Cafe” T206 Honus Wagner breaks $3.1 Million, Rare T206 Doyle Variation Nets $1.05M Mile High Card Company March Auction

CASTLE ROCK, CO - The famous “All-Star Cafe” Honus Wagner PSA 1, stolen from actor Charlie Sheen and recovered by the FBI in 1998, brought in a world-record $3,136,500 to lead Mile High Card Company’s March auction. “Bidding on the Wagner was strong from the start and each of “The Big Four” shattered the previous record price” said MHCC President and CEO Brian Drent. The incredibly rare T206 Joe Doyle N.Y. Nat'l Hands Up PSA 2 GOOD, the first such card offered for public sale in over a decade, also surpassed the million dollar mark for the first time at $1,055,798, with a T206 Sweet Caporal 350/30 Eddie Plank PSA AUTHENTIC selling for $129,170 and T206 Piedmont 150/25 Sherry Magee Error "Magie" SGC AUTHENTIC earning $15,632. And those weren’t the only cards offered from the legendary white border series as another complete T206 set (without the big four) that ranks #12 on the PSA Set Registry was sold in its entirety for a whopping sum of $400,772.

Every Mile High Card Company auction seems to re-write the record books for prices realized and this mammoth auction added many new ones as well, including a 1909 T206 Piedmont Ty Cobb Green Portrait SGC 2 GOOD that surpassed the previous record of $7,700 with a winning bid of $13,371, 1911 T205 Gold Border Tris Speaker SGC 5.5 EX+ that moved the record price from $1,057 to $7,165, T205 Hoblitzell “No Stats” SGC 5 that sold for $35,009, which destroyed the previous sale price of $10,280, 1915 Cracker Jack #30 Ty Cobb PSA 4 VG-EX that moved the bar from the previous record of $22,875 to a new high at $33,341, 1915 Cracker Jack #103 Joe Jackson PSA 3 VG that changes the record books from just over $45,000 to a new high of $75,791, 1916 Sporting News Babe Ruth RC PSA 4 that took in $361,873, beating the previous mark of $215,100, 1933 Goudey #106 Napoleon Lajoie SGC 5 EX eclipsing the previous record of $44,280 with a sale of $64,406, 1964 Topps #125 Pete Rose PSA 9 MINT, the previous record price of $35,000 has now vaulted to $63,872, 1966 Topps #300 Bob Clemente PSA 9 MINT that sold for $18,849, destroying the previous record mark of $8,365, 1952 Bowman Large #2 Otto Graham PSA 9 MINT that breezed past the previous mark of $9,999 to close at $73,143, and 1965 Topps #122 Joe Namath SGC 8 NM-MT hammering at $39,535, surpassing the old mark of $19,730. And it wasn’t just the star cards setting new marks as a 1954 Red Heart Dog Food Jim Hegan PSA 9 MINT that previously had a record high of $899 just sold for an incredible $7,745, 1954 Topps #93 Sid Hudson PSA 9 MINT that hammered at $6,399, beating the previous high of $810. 1954 Topps #222 Bill Wilson PSA 10 GEM MINT selling an almost unbeatable price mark at $18,787, 1958 Topps #217 Jack Harshman PSA 8.5 NM-MT+ that brought in an amazing $6,611; the previous high sale of $167.50, and 1969 Topps #649 Al Jackson PSA 9 MINT that has moved the record price from $562.50 to $4,074.

Other featured complete and near-complete sets that sold in the March Auction were a 1911 T205 Gold Border Near-Complete Master Set that sold for $46,639, 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter (Baseball) Complete Set #13 on PSA Set Registry that closed at $18,122, 1912 T202 Hassan Triple Folder Near Complete Set (129/132) Completely Graded bringing in $59,527, 1915 Cracker Jack Near-Complete Set (174/176) Completely PSA Graded #8 on PSA Set Registry that fetched $135,795, 1916 M101-4 Sporting News Near-Complete Set (198/200) with SGC Graded that went for $31,095, 1933 and 1934 Goudey baseball sets that took in $92,352 and $27,198 respectively, 1935 Goudey "Master" Complete Set of 114 Cards Encompassing Each Reverse Puzzle Variation ending at $22,563, 1948 Leaf Baseball Near-Complete Set (97/98) All PSA/SGC Graded that brought home $51,731, 1958 Topps Baseball Master Set #4 Current Finest on PSA Set Registry that was broken up and sold for a sum of $232,489, 1955 Topps All American Football Master Set #9 On PSA Set Registry 7.929 GPA that fetched $24,877, 1924 V145-2 Complete Set Completely PSA Graded #2 on PSA Set Registry selling for $26,122, and 1951 Topps Ringside Complete Set All PSA Graded #9 on PSA Set Registry that brought home $15,896.

Other world-class cards sold at auction were a 1941 Play Ball #71 Joe DiMaggio PSA 8 NM-MT at $60,828, 1948 Leaf Jackie Robinson PSA 6 selling for $41,166, 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle SGC 3 VG that sold for $16,276, two beautiful 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle cards, a BGS 5.5 EX+ that fetched $79,364 and an SGC AUTHENTIC that was hotly contested for $42,558, an exceptionally high-end 1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays PSA 8 NM/MT that ended at $253,389, 1954 Topps #128 Henry Aaron PSA 8 NM/MT fetching $57,888, 1967 Topps #460 Harmon Killebrew PSA 10 GEM MINT finding a new home at $18,405, 1969 Topps #260 Reggie Jackson PSA 9 MINT landing a whopping $90,631, 2011 Bowman Chrome Gold Refractors #175 Mike Trout 30/50 BGS 9 MINT taking in $13,404, 1984-85 Star #101 Michael Jordan BGS 7.5 NM+ selling for $21,841, 1986 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan PSA 9 MINT with a sale of $22,563, 1957 Topps #138 John Unitas PSA 8 NM/MT fetching $16,414, 2000 Playoff Contenders #144 Tom Brady Autograph BGS 8.5 NM/MT+ BAS Auto 10 bringing in $55,131, and 2020 Panini National Treasures Joe Burrow Green Jersey RPA 6/9 PSA 9 MINT AUTO 10, a hot card that landed at a price of $85,595.

Game-used, unopened, and other material had a strong showing as well, highlighted by a 1929-30 George "Babe" Ruth Professional Model H&B Louisville Slugger Game-Used Bat PSA/DNA GU 9 with Provenance Indicating It Was Used for 3 Home Runs that received strong consideration and sold for $265,472. Also featured were an Outstanding Lou Gehrig Signed 1936 Photograph JSA Auto Grade 9 that sold for $24,290, 2013 Demaryius Thomas Denver Broncos Game-Used and Signed Jersey From Catching Record-Breaking 55th TD Pass of Season, Panini, Broncos and JSA COAs that took in $16,414, Exceptional Babe Ruth Autographed Home Run Ticket 8/11/26 HR #346 PSA 2 GOOD AUTO 9 that sold for $16,295, 1975 Topps Baseball Unopened Rack Pack Box BBCE that went to a new collector for $83,701, a pair of 2020 Panini National Treasures Football Unopened Hobby Cases each selling at $26,122, 1979-80 Topps Hockey Vending Box 500 Cards BBCE (Fritsch) Gretzky Rookies fetching $30,736, 1985 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Unopened Series 1 Wax Box 48 Packs (BBCE) that remained a hot item at $17,676, and 2000 Pokemon First Edition Neo Genesis Set Sealed Booster Box (Wizards) that impressed with a sale of $26,122.

Once again, we are grateful to our incredible consignors and bidders that allowed us to present this incredible event, and MHCC is working hard to make the next auction even bigger and better. If you desire the maximum possible return for your prized sports cards and memorabilia, please call our office at (303) 840-2784 to speak with one of MHCC’s experts, or visit our website at www.milehighcardco.com

Brian Drent
Mile High Card Co.