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Lot # 646 (of 1673)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1952 Bowman #101 Mickey Mantle SGC NM/MT+ 92

Starting Bid - $1,000.00 , Sold For - $5,581.25

Graded NM/MT+ 92 by SGC. One of the finest examples in the world of one of collecting's most classic cards, the 1952 Bowman #101 Mickey Mantle. Only two examples of 1952 Bowman Mickey Mantle have ever been graded NM/MT+ 92 by SGC and only two examples have ever been graded higher, at MINT 96 by SGC. It is very rare for any card of this vintage to be in such perfect condition as to warrant this ultimate grade. The corners are perfect and razor-sharp. The colors are bright, crisp, and absolutely flawless. The card is perfectly clean, front and back, with snow-white borders. The registration is flawless. The centering is virtually perfect, perhaps 45/55 L/R and T/B, which though exceptional for 1952 Bowman, may be the only factor keeping this gem from a grade of MINT. The reverse also has virtually perfect centering and is flawless, without even the slightest hint of gum or wax stains which are so common with 1952 Bowmans. This card is one of the few elite examples of early Mantle cards graded NM/MT+ 92 by SGC. A worthy centerpiece to even the most advanced Mantle, 1952 Bowman, or classic postwar gum card collection, this is a simply incredible example in all respects of one of Mickey Mantle's most important cards, and one of the most recognizable cards in all of card collecting. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000+. SOLD FOR $5,581.25

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