Lot # 21: 1947-’66 Exhibits – Mickey Mantle “Batting/Pinstripes” (PSA NM/MT 8) - “1 of 1”; Only 4 Graded Higher!

Category: 1940-1949

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 11 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Summer Spectacular 2018 Auction",
which ran from 7/27/2018 12:00 PM to
8/11/2018 7:00 PM

(LOT 21)
1947-'66 Exhibits – Mickey Mantle "Batting/Pinstripes" (PSA NM/MT 8) - "1 of 1"; Only 4 Graded Higher!

Issued over a 20-year period by the Chicago based Exhibit Supply Company, the colossal 1947-1966 exhibit compilation consists of roughly 336 subjects including all of its many variations. As is the case with virtually all post-1950 sets, the most valuable card (s) are the various Mickey Mantle subjects, with his "Batting/Pinstripes" issue presented here in an outstanding PSA NM/MT 8 holder! The SOLE "Batting/Pinstripes" example at this stratospheric plateau, only a paltry four specimens have managed to best this "unique for the grade" Mantle marvel! "The Mick's" unparalleled status as the hobby's undisputed post-WWII cardboard king most likely exists due to his highly-coveted 1952 Topps issue. Along with the T206 Wagner, his 1952 Topps gem is the cornerstone of our revered hobby, with all of his other cardboard issues clearly following suit.

Mantle's unequivocal power and taper-measure home runs has earned him hero status among the seemingly infinite number of aspiring collectors who actively seek his period issued artifacts. This spectacular PSA 8 Exhibit card falls right into that category via its world-class grade and breathtaking aesthetics that portray a seemingly immaculate "full-body" batting pose of the mighty Mantle as he dons his classic Yankee pinstripes. Included is an early-1950's facsimile Mickey Mantle autograph, the corners are razor sharp, no glaring surface blemishes are evident, and the blank-back is super clean. You can literally feel the Mick's youthful innocence, with the Commerce Comet totally ignorant as to the remarkable career that was about to unfold. A "keeper" for any advanced Mantle gathering, its lofty technical assessment is a sheer testament to Mickey's unparalleled majestic power that enabled him to consistently outdistance ANY ballpark's furthest confines!

MIN BID $500

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