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Mile High Card Company’s Encore: Celebrating Elegance in Sports Memorabilia

With each auction, the Mile High Card Company cements its reputation as a titan in the sports memorabilia sector. Its unrivaled expertise, especially with the revered T206 Honus Wagner card, further amplifies its prestige. This recent auction was no exception, magnifying their eminent status in this elite market.

The star of this event was undoubtedly the 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 150/25 card. This prized collectible attained a commendable $1.968 million, establishing new standards for Wagner cards classified as PSA Authentic (Restored). The palpable excitement during the bidding was a testament to the card’s illustrious lineage, as it flirted with the ambitious $2 million mark. Still, in the grander scheme, the SGC 2 version of the Wagner card retains its crown, having been acquired for a majestic $7.25 million in a discreet 2022 deal orchestrated by Goldin Co. Additionally, the SGC 3 variant drew significant attention, having been purchased for $6.6 million in 2021 through Robert Edward Auctions. These figures, however, are humbled in comparison to the legendary 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card (SGC 9.5) which clinched a colossal $12.6 million.

Brian Drent, Mile High’s visionary leader, expressed heartfelt gratitude post-event. He underscored the sophisticated palate of their clientele and celebrated the distinctive opportunities that such events usher in.

While the Wagner card was the event’s centerpiece, it was surrounded by a constellation of equally mesmerizing items. The 1948 Leaf Baseball unopened wax pack, brandishing a PSA 7 NM rating, clinched an admirable $206,017. Not to be overshadowed, the 1952 Topps Baseball unopened wax pack 1st Series (PSA 7 NM) captivated audiences with its $104,045 valuation. Vintage enthusiasts also reveled in items like the 1971 Bobby Orr Boston Bruins jersey and the 1967 Willie McCovey game-used jersey, which realized $167,491 and $17,235, respectively.

The period from August 23 to September 7 witnessed a crescendo of anticipation and excitement, reflecting the profound dedication of global connoisseurs.

Distinguished items from this grand affair included:

The classic 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle card, settling at $131,231.
The enigmatic 1914 Cracker Jack “Holy Bible” Shoeless Joe Jackson, achieving $89,876.
The celebrated 1963 Topps Rookie Stars #537 Pete Rose, rounding off at $79,775.
Era-defining cards of luminaries like Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb, fetching between $11,589 and $22,373.
Cards memorializing legends of the likes of Roberto Clemente, ranging between $14,057 and $42,195.
Football’s glittering moments with John Unitas cards, capturing between $11,589 and $19,981.
Basketball’s greats, like Wilt Chamberlain and Michael Jordan, ranging from $17,945 to $34,314.
Anthologies like the 1933 Goudey set enticing enthusiasts to bid as high as $112,255.
In conclusion, the Mile High Card Company’s latest auction only reiterated its cherished role as a luminous beacon in the sports collectibles arena, harmoniously aligning with the dreams of passionate collectors worldwide.

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