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1956 Topps #135 Mickey Mantle PSA MINT 9
Starting Bid - $5,000, Sold For - $57,000
Graded MINT 9 by PSA. Magnificent ultra high-grade example of the gray-back variety of this classic Mickey Mantle card. The 1956 Topps Mantle card is highly regarded by collectors on many counts. In addition to being a striking card with an exceptional design, this card dates from Mantle's Triple Crown season. Many consider this to be the quintessential Mantle card. This is a gorgeous high-grade example. Crisp and clean, with near-perfect centering, flawless bright colors, perfect clarity and registration, four sharp corners, snow white borders, and a flawless reverse. An incredible 5,501 examples of Mickey Mantle's 1956 Topps card (gray and white backs) have been graded by PSA to date, and the offered card is unquestionably among the finest in existence with only five cards having attained GEM MINT status. This is the key card in the entire 1956 Topps set and one of the cornerstones to a high-grade collection of both 1950s Mantle cards or classic 1950s cards. The SMR value for the assigned grade $26,500, which may even prove to be conservative (based on recent sales of this card, and other Mantle cards, in such extreme high grade). Reserve $5,000. Estimate $10,000/$20,000+. SOLD FOR $57,000
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