Lot # 43: 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Rookie PSA 4 VG-EX

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $12,500.00

Bids: 23 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Winter Classic 2019",
which ran from 12/19/2019 12:00 PM to
1/11/2020 7:00 PM




(LOT 43)
1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Rookie PSA 4 VG-EX

THE CARD!!! The 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle subject's sudden rise to stardom in the late 80's and early 90's ably assisted the overall card market, with its incredible pricing points redefining one's perspective for utilizing cardboard heirlooms as viable investment options. Before 2013, price tags for the 1952 Topps Mantle subject had remained relatively "flat", and while not diminishing in value, its pricing points had moved somewhat "sideways". Typical with any market commodity, the investment values of valuable baseball cards likewise run in cycles, and the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card, dubbed the post-WWII "Holy Grail", is now experiencing and amazing pricing surge for all grade levels that have re-written its overall value.

Synonymous with an uncontrollable brush fire, the Topps Mantle rookie value has risen to an unprecedented level. All grading levels continue to rise, realizing "off the chart" figures with some pricing points escalated by over 500%! "Seeing is believing", and PSA 8 examples are now fetching the staggering sum of over $500,000. Not to be outdone, mid-grade "4" specimens that only a few years ago were valued in $17,000 – $20,000 range are now realizing over $40,000 in some cases, a remarkable 150% or better up-tick! While these miraculous pricing up-ticks are "jaw-dropping" to say the least, it was only a matter of time before this iconic baseball card achieved an "infinite-like" pricing surge.

With that in mind, we now proudly offer this superb PSA 4 Mantle heirloom. The breathtaking eye appeal is synonymous with Mantle's magnificent legacy, starting with the classic bat over shoulder pose portraying a nearly un-improvable aqua-marine blue background that atypically reveals no "snow" whatsoever. You can virtually feel Mickey's curious nature as he gazes into the future with a youthful innocence that would eventually lead to his immortal Yankee standing. The hallowed image exhibits approximate 70/30 centering left to right and 80/20 top to bottom. Immaculate resolution, sparkling facial hues, a glistening obverse side surface, clean white borders, a super clean verso that contribute to the imposing eye appeal. One of the nicest, if not the best PSA 4 out there. Own this MANTLE ROOKIE that was just graded.

MIN BID $12,500
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