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1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle

Starting Bid - $2,500, Sold For - $13,200

Graded VG 3 by PSA. Extremely attractive Vg 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 and near-perfect centering (which is especially desirable for this card, which is often found off-center to some extent). The blue background is free of any surface wear, and the card has only light touches of honest wear to each of the four corners. A very faint crease on the left side of the card, measuring less than 1.5 inches, is responsible for the modest assigned grade. This is a tremendous, very well-centered, mid-grade example, with exceptionally strong visual appeal. This card presents an outstanding opportunity to acquire an exceptionally attractive example of Mickey Mantle's most celebrated card in an extremely desirable condition, yet very possibly at a small fraction of the cost of a higher-grade example. SOLD FOR $13,200

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