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1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle PSA EX+ 5.5
Starting Bid - $10,000, Sold For - $84,000
Graded EX+ 5.5 by PSA. Presented is one of the most impressive 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle cards we have ever had the privilege of offering. Absolutely stunning, extraordinarily crisp, flawlessly clean, ultra high-grade EX+ example of 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle. This is a magnificent, simply stunning high-grade example. Brilliant colors. The deep blue background, which is so prone to wear, is exceptionally vivid and virtually unimprovable. The corners are all strong, displaying only tiny touches of wear under close inspection. The centering is superb, with an ever-so-slight characteristic tilt to the image, which is exceptional for this card as it is so often found severely off-center side to side. This card is a gem! The reverse is also entirely clean and boldly printed with crisp red and black colors.
The 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle has long been universally recognized as one of most iconic "blue chips" of all vintage baseball cards, and even just a glance at sales records clearly shows that over the years it has consistently risen in value in all grades. The market for 1952 Topps #311 Mantles in general appears be on an upward swing - especially for extremely high quality examples. Recently, ultra high-grade examples have soared to new levels, with December 2015 sales of $525,800 reported for a PSA NM-MT 8 and $131,450 for a SGC NM 84 example as well as REA's Spring 2015 sale of a SGC EX/NM 80 for $54,000. This 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle presents a particularly significant collecting and investing opportunity as it is such a strong and attractive example in a particularly desirable grade! 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 spectacularly bright, fresh, and clean example of Mickey Mantle's most celebrated card. Reserve $10,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $84,000
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