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1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle SGC EX+ 70

Starting Bid - $5,000, Sold For - $17,775

Graded EX+ 70 by SGC. 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 an outstanding example! The corners are extremely strong and square, each with only the slightest touch of wear visible under close inspection. The blue background is virtually flawless. No creases or wrinkles and centered to the top right. The 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle has long been universally recognized as one of most iconic "blue chips" of all vintage baseball cards, and with even just a glance at its marketplace history clearly shows that over the years it has consistently risen in value in all grades. (Recent REA auction results include a PSA NM-MT+ 8.5 example which sold for a record $272,550 in REA's May 2013 auction and an SGC VG/EX 50 which sold for $15,405 in REA's October 2013 auction.) This is an incredible high-grade example of one of collecting's most famous cards, and would be a worthy cornerstone of a high-grade 1952 Topps set, a high-grade 1950s Mantle card collection, or any world-class collection of classic baseball cards. Reserve $5,000. Estimate $10,000++. SOLD FOR $17,775

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