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Lot # 642 (of 1560)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle - SGC EX/NM 80

Starting Bid - $5,000, Sold For - $21,150

Graded EX/NM 80 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 a magnificent example with brilliant colors. The deep blue background, which is so prone to wear, is exceptionally strong and virtually flawless. The white interlocking "NY" on the front of Mickey's cap contrasts sharply against the dark navy blue of his cap. The corners are extremely strong and square, each with only the slightest touch of wear. Centered 65/35 left to right and 45/55 top and bottom. The reverse is centered towards the bottom left (approximately 20/80 L/R and 60/40 T/B). This is a spectacularly bright, fresh, clean example of Mickey Mantle's most desirable card. Reserve $5,000. Estimate $10,000/$15,000. SOLD FOR $21,150

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