Elevating Sports Collectibles: Mile High Card Company’s Remarkable Feats

In the dynamic realm of sports memorabilia, Mile High Card Company consistently emerges as a trailblazer. Their unparalleled prowess in navigating the legendary T206 Honus Wagner card circuit has made them synonymous with excellence. Their most recent auction stands as testament to their unparalleled position in this exclusive market.

The spotlight of the event was undeniably the 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 150/25 card. This treasured item fetched an astounding $1.968 million, elevating the bar for Wagner cards rated as PSA Authentic (Restored). The fervent pace of bidding bore witness to the card’s historical importance, nearly touching the coveted $2 million benchmark. Yet, it’s noteworthy to mention the SGC 2 version of the Wagner card, a prized possession that was sold for a jaw-dropping $7.25 million in a confidential transaction through Goldin Co in 2022. The SGC 3 variant also made headlines, commanding a price of $6.6 million in 2021 via Robert Edward Auctions. Of course, these exceptional sales still stand in the shadow of the iconic 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card (SGC 9.5), which previously fetched a monumental $12.6 million.

Brian Drent, the mastermind behind Mile High, expressed his jubilation post-auction. He praised the discernment of their clientele and emphasized the unique experiences these auctions provide.

However, the allure wasn’t limited to the Wagner card. The 1948 Leaf Baseball unopened wax pack, graded PSA 7 NM, drew an impressive $206,017. Not far behind, the 1952 Topps Baseball unopened wax pack 1st Series (PSA 7 NM) secured a notable $104,045. The auction also celebrated other memorabilia gems, like the 1971 Bobby Orr Boston Bruins jersey and the 1967 Willie McCovey game-used jersey, which sold for $167,491 and $17,235 respectively.

From August 23 to September 7, the auction platform vibrated with energy, capturing the ardent spirit of collectors worldwide.

Further highlights from this event included:

The sought-after 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle card, clinching $131,231.
The rare 1914 Cracker Jack “Holy Bible” Shoeless Joe Jackson, securing $89,876.
The esteemed 1963 Topps Rookie Stars #537 Pete Rose, reaching $79,775.
Classic cards of luminaries like Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb oscillated between $11,589 and $22,373.
Mid-century cards, exemplifying stars like Roberto Clemente and Mickey Mantle, fluctuated from $14,057 to $42,195.
Football aficionados propelled the price for John Unitas cards, with bids spanning $11,589 to $19,981.
Basketball legends such as Wilt Chamberlain and Michael Jordan saw cards priced from $17,945 to $34,314.
Entire card collections, notably the 1933 Goudey, garnered bids up to $112,255.
At the culmination of this illustrious auction, Mile High Card Company’s stature as the pinnacle of sports collectibles was further emphasized, echoing the dreams and pursuits of global collectors.

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