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Lot # 910 (910 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle Rookie PSA EX-MT 6

Starting Bid - $2,500, Sold For - $18,000

Graded EX-MT 6 by PSA. Stunning high-grade example of Mickey Mantle's true rookie card. One of card collecting's greatest classics, Mantle's Bowman rookie card is the key to the 1951 Bowman set, and one of the most popular and significant of all postwar baseball cards. This extremely striking example has four sharp corners with only the slightest hint of wear visible under magnification, vibrant colors, and is centered slightly to the right. Clean front and back, with no distracting print lines as are so commonly found with this card. The back is also perfectly clean, with no major wax wrapper or gum stains, which are also often a problem with 1951 Bowmans (there is a faint trace over the word "Baseball" at the bottom of the card). This is a magnificent high-grade example of one of collecting's most famous cards, and would be a worthy cornerstone to any high-grade 1950s Mantle card collection or any world-class collection of classic baseball cards. Reserve $2,500. Estimate $5,000+. SOLD FOR $18,000

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