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Lot # 1098 (of 1743)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Autographed 1954 Bowman #65 Mickey Mantle - PSA/DNA MINT 9

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $940

1954 Bowman baseball card #65 Mickey Mantle, signed by Mantle on the front. Mantle has boldly signed the card in blue ink atop his image, with the signature having been graded "MINT 9" by PSA/DNA. Ideally, the white background of Mantle's uniform allows for exceptional contrast and the signature literally "jumps" off the card. This card was personally signed by Mantle for our consignor in the mid 1970s! (Mantle signed our consignor's 1952 Topps #311 Mantle at the same time, which also appears in this auction!) Thankfully, the date of its signing preceded the Sharpie craze that began the 1980s. The blue ball point ink signature is both unusual for Mantle and ideal, maintaining the vintage integrity of the piece. This is an outstanding signed example of one of Mantle's most attractive cards from the 1950s. The card is slightly off center and there are a few very light horizontal creases along the bottom that are only visible from the reverse. None of those minor flaws, however, detracts in the least from its overall strong Excellent appearance. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$800. SOLD FOR $940

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