1953 Bowman Color #59 Mickey Mantle PSA NM-MT 8

Sold For: $9,000

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 897

Item Year: 1953

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Graded NM-MT 8 by PSA. Tremendous ultra high-grade example of this classic Mickey Mantle card! Bowman's third Mantle card is regarded by many as its best effort. The card features a magnificent photo of Mantle in his follow-through swing. Mantle looks like a youngster in his Yankees pinstripes (he was twenty-one years old in this photo) and the blue sky provides a perfect backdrop. This is the key card in the set and one of the most elusive cornerstones to any high-grade 1950s Mantle card collection. The offered example is exemplary in every way. Crisp and clean, with near-perfect centering ever so slightly to the right. Sharp corners displaying only hints of wear at the tips under magnification, vibrant colors, and a virtually flawless image. This is an extraordinary example of one of Mantle's earliest and most prized cards, which would be a significant highlight in any 1953 Bowman Color set, any high-grade 1950s Mantle card collection, or any world-class collection of vintage classic baseball cards. Reserve $2,500. Estimate $5,000+.

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