1954 Dan-Dee Potato Chip Mickey Mantle - PSA NM-MT 8

Sold For: $5,036

Auction Year: 2012 spring

Lot: 643

Item Year: 1954

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Graded NM-MT 8 by PSA. Extraordinary ultra high-grade example of 1954 Dan-Dee Mickey Mantle, one of the most attractive of all Mantle cards, and also one of the most difficult to find in high grade. Dan-Dee cards were issued one card per package with Dan-Dee Potato Chips. They are usually found with serious condition problems relating to this method of issue, including creases and potato-chip grease stains. This is a simply stunning high-grade Dan-Dee of Mickey Mantle, the key card to the set. The card has a Mint appearance. It has apparently been downgraded by PSA due to the approximately 35/65 left-to-right centering on the front and the 25/75 L/R on reverse (when held horizontal as intended), as the card is otherwise as close to perfect as one could imagine. Even the tiny tabs on the card's edges, related to the separation of the Dan Dee cards from sheet form, remain perfect. Flawlessly clean both front and back, with bold colors, and an undisturbed, clean, even wax coating. This is an exceptional example of one of the keys of all 1950s food issues, and one of the most highly prized of all Mantle cards. SMR value for the assigned grade is $6,500. Reserve $2,000. Estimate $4,000+.
SOLD FOR $5,036

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