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1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle

Starting Bid - $5,000.00, Sold For - $18,800.00

Graded EX-MT 6 by PSA. Extremely attractive, crisp, clean, high-grade example of 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle. One of card collecting's greatest classics, Mantle's Topps rookie card is the key to the 1952 Topps set, one of the most famous of all cards, and the single most popular and valuable postwar baseball card. This is a magnificent example with brilliant colors. The corners are strong and square, each with only a touch of wear (predominately the upper right). Centered 55/45 left to right and approximately 40/60 top and bottom. This is an exceptionally bright, fresh, clean, example of Mickey Mantle's most celebrated card, in an extremely desirable grade. A PSA MINT 9 example offered at auction in December 2006 reportedly sold for $282,587. An EX-MT 6 example is far more reasonably valued than higher-graded examples, yet represents an extremely significant cut-off point for condition for this card per the PSA Population Report. Of the 727 examples of #311 Mantle graded in the history of PSA through January 2007, only 101 examples grade higher than PSA EX-MT 6 (not including ten qualified examples), and 536 grade lower. This is a card that has consistently appreciated in value over time in all grades. SMR value for the assigned grade is $20,000. Reserve $5,000. Estimate $10,000/$15,000++. SOLD FOR $18,800.00

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