1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle BVG 6.5 EX-MT+
SECOND YEAR TOPPS MANTLE!!! Every collector knows the significance of the renowned 1952 Mantle Topps rookie. Its place in the card industry as the most important post WWII cards is solidified. To own a 52 Mantle is another issue, due to its high demand and price. For Topps' collectors, there is however, an alternative path: this 1953 Topps issue. The "Mick" is the winner of 12 pennants and 7 World Championships and he was the classic American hero, idolized by millions of fans largely in part as a result of his supernatural power that produced tape measure home runs.
The card presented here, likewise, portrays all of the HOF qualities one would expect from a powerful champion. The ultra-popular, resounding portrait lithograph of Mantle wearing his Yankee cap is vividly registered, set against a pleasant stadium backdrop. The clean white borders are near centered with no defects and the edging and corners are all EX-NM+. This example exemplifies the qualities expected from EX-NM+ card graded by BVG. Bid strong and take this beauty home!!!
MIN BID $2,500