1956 Topps #135 Mickey Mantle (Gray Back) PSA NM-MT 8

Sold For: $13,200

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1044

Item Year: 1956

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Graded NM-MT 8 by PSA (submitted by REA). Superb 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 (just a hint to the right), flawless bright colors, perfect clarity and registration, and four sharp corners. Clean reverse. This is the key card in the set and one of the cornerstones to a high-grade 1950s Mantle card collection or a classic 1950s card collection. Reserve $2,000. Estimate $4,000+.


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