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Mickey Mantle Baseball Card: Sell For Record?



Mickey Mantle Baseball Card

Mickey Mantle Baseball Card: As Trout’s career has evolved, there has been a continuous comparison between the Baseball Hall of Famer and the three-time American League MVP.

However, when it comes to baseball cards, Mantle now reigns supreme.

Last November, Mantle’s 1952 mint condition Topps baseball card sold for a record $5.2 million on PWCC Marketplace, shattering Trout’s previous record for a trading card.

The highest-selling sports card before now was Trout’s 2009 Bowman autographed rookie card, which sold for $3.9 million in August.

Mickey Mantle Baseball Card Sell

Mickey Mantle Baseball Card

“I’ve wanted a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle since I was a youngster collecting cards,” said Rob Gough, a businessman and actor who purchased the card.

It’s the Mona Lisa of sports cards, and I’ve been looking for this high-graded example for a long time, speaking with industry experts, dealers, auction houses, and friends, and I’m overjoyed to acquire this renowned card finally.”

The Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) graded Mantle’s 1952 Topps card as a nine on a scale of 10 and is one of just six known to exist.

It has piqued the interest of professional collectors in recent years, selling for $2.88 million in 2018, the second-highest price ever paid for a card, trailing only a $3.12 million paid for a 1909 T206 Honus Wagner card in October 2016.

Cards survived being thrown into the Atlantic Ocean

Mantle’s card was included in the last Topps collection of 1952, but the company struggled to generate excitement and sell packs. The remaining unsold packs were flung into the Atlantic Ocean after lying in a Brooklyn warehouse for several years because they took up too much room.

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