1961 Topps #300 Mickey Mantle SGC 9 MINT
What more can we say about the legendary Mickey Mantle that isn't already known throughout the memorabilia circuit. Due to the unequivocal prestige of his 1952 Topps Rookie card, his remaining Topps issues continue to soar in popularity with this breathtaking top of the pops 1961 Topps SGC Mint 9 specimen! Who could possibly forget that magical 1961 season when Mantle and Maris exploded right out of the gate in April with a home run onslaught to challenge arguably baseball's most prestigious single season record; the "Babe's" majestic 60 round-trippers he swatted in 1927.
While it was Maris who eventually eclipsed the "Bambino's" mark, their classic battle will forever be embedded in the hearts of baseball enthusiasts. The embodiment of courage, Mantle's awe-inspiring power and blazing speed are world-class qualities synonymous with this quintessential offering. "Pack-Fresh" in every conceivable way, Mantle's extraordinary portrait image, bat over shoulder, depicts near-perfect registration and crystal clear focus, with the image extremely well-centered (virtually 50/50) between four super bright white borders. Sparkling hues ably project the world-class pose with Mickey's classic pinstripe uniform and iconic Yankee cap further elevating the brilliant illustration.
Scintillating corner tips, razor sharp edges, and an immaculate verso complete this 58-year old marvel that easily appears as if an avid young baseball fan has just pulled it from a 1961 Topps wax pack. Synonymous with Mantle's stratospheric home runs, this supreme offering would be a colossal addition to any sophisticated enthusiast's Mantle collection!
MIN BID $3,500