Mile High Card Company's Summer 2007 Auction Soars to 2.03 Million!

August 23, 2007
Centennial, CO.- Continuing down a path that has generated a great deal of success, Mile High Card Company's August 15th auction generated $2,033,904.00 in sales by offering a tremendous array of hobby rarities, exceptionally high grade cards and significant pieces of memorabilia. MHCC, relying on their unparalleled reputation as the preeminent auctioneer of high grade Sportscards as well as selective important pieces of memorabilia continues to draw astounding reviews from collectors. Company President, Brian Drent, firmly believes that the MHCC format as well as a first class presentation combined with the stunning material offered within each auction catalog spells out nothing but continued success for the future. The recently concluded August 15th sale produced many record prices and can surely be traced back to Mile High Card Company's auction strategy! A good number of the card highlights are as follows:

Pre-War Card Highlights:

1875 Prescott and White Hartford Dark Blues (with Candy Cummings) SGC 1.5 Fair $10,415.00
1887 N28 Allen & Ginter Tim Keefe PSA 8 NM/MT $6,084.00
1887 N172 Old Judge "Kid" Nichols (Nickols) SGC 40 (3) VG $8,099.00
1915 Standard Biscut Co. #151 Babe Ruth SGC 40 (3) VG $19,598.00
1909-11 E90-1 American Caramel Joe Jackson SGC 10 (1) Poor $12,603.00
C. 1916 W-Unc Joe Jackson SGC 10 (1) Poor $7,362.00
1910 E98 Set Of 30 Joe Tinker PSA 6 EX/MT $7,442.00
1910 E98 Set of 30 Chief Bender PSA 6 EX/MT $5,391.00
1911 T205 Patsy Daugherty White Sock Emblem PSA 7 NM $3,720.00
1912 T227 Chief Bender SGC 60 (5) EX $3,477.00
1912 T227 Ty Cobb SGC 30 (2) GD $3,926.00
1914 E224 Texas Tommy Tris Speaker SGC 10 (1) Poor $5,030.00

Post- War Highlights:

1952 Bowman #1 Yogi Berra PSA 9 MINT $13,497.00
1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle SGC 80 (6) EX/MT $22,310.00
1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle PSA 8 NM/MT $13,497.00
1954 Bowman #65 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT $17,848.00
1955 Topps #123 Sandy Koufax GAI 10 Perfect $35,930.00
1958 Topps #433 Pancho Herrera (Herrar) PSA 8 NM/MT $25,461.00
1975 Topps #500 Nolan Ryan PSA 10 GEM MINT $29,246.00
1960 Morrell Meats Sandy Koufax PSA 9 MINT $30,808.00
1948 Leaf #33 Harry Lowery PSA 7 NM $5,457.00
1949 Bowman #70 Carl Furillo PSA 9 MINT $8,186.00
1951 Bowman #135 Walker Cooper PSA 9 MINT $7,783.00
1952 Topps #1 Andy Pafko PSA 7 NM $18,638.00
1953 Bowman B&W #27 Bob Lemon PSA 9 MINT $4,200.00
1953 Bowman #150 Carl Schieb PSA 9 MINT $4,629.00
1957 Topps #170 Duke Snider PSA 9 MINT $4,734.00
1957 Topps #178 Don Bessent PSA 10 GEM MINT $4,961.00
1958 Topps #2 Bob Lemon White Ltrs. PSA 9 MINT $3,727.00
1969 Topps #250 Frank Robinson PSA 9 MINT $6,433.00
1975 Topps #70 Mike Schmidt PSA 10 GEM MINT $5,591.00
1982 Topps Traded #98T Cal Ripken Jr. PSA 10 GEM MINT $2,795.00

In the recently concluded Mile High Card Company sale there was a tremendous grouping of unopened material that performed to some extraordinary levels lead by the following:

Unopened Highlights:

1953 Topps Baseball 5 Cent Unopened Pack GAI 5.5 EX+ $4,311.00
1955 Topps Baseball Cello Unopened pack GAI 8 NM/MT $6,217.00
1957 Topps Baseball Wax Pack Second Series GAI 10 Perfect $4,671.00
1958 Topps Baseball 5 Cent wax Pack GAI 8 NM/MT $9,004.00
1969 Topps Baseball Unopened Rack Pack With Aaron/Clemente on Front GAI 7 NM $6,365.00
1971 Topps Baseball Unopened Rack pack with Aaron/Aaron Front GAI 8.5 NM/MT+ $4,629.00

As well some select high grade pieces of memorabilia were featured and attained outstanding prices highlighted by the following:

Memorabilia:

An Extraordinary Babe Ruth/Lou Gehrig Baseball graded PSA/DNA 8 $49,082
An Amazing 1927 36th Home Run Ball From Babe Ruth Featuring 10 Signatures including Ruth, Gehrig, Speaker Etc. $17,173.00
2002-03 LeBron James game Used High School Jersey $3687.00
Original May 2, 1939 Black And White Photo featuring Lou Gehrig $2,314.00
1950-51 Cuban Baseball Album Featuring "Willy" Mays $4,092.00
Historically Significant 1966 New York Yankees Players Contract $20,282.00

Mile High Card Company has distinguished itself amongst its competitors by rising to the top of the exceptionally competitive sports card market by achieving record setting prices that in many cases far outdistance the competition. MHCC is planning a December auction as a follow up to this highly successful event and is currently accepting consignments. To consign your treasured material to our auction or to receive a free catalog in the future please visit http://www.milehighcardco.com/ or call Mile High Card Company directly at (303) 840-2784 (8:00-5:00 MST M-F).