Lot # 26: 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Rookie PSA Authentic Altered

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $3,750.00

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1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Rookie PSA Authentic Altered

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 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 Authentic Altered Mantle heirloom. The breathtaking eye appeal is synonymous with Mantle's magnificent legacy, starting with the classic bat over shoulder pose with the aqua marine blue background. 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. Clean resolution, sparkling facial hues, clean white borders, a super clean verso that contribute to the imposing eye appeal. The Altered label is because of the 4 sides that have been slightly trimmed, but displays NM or better. One of the nicest, if not the best PSA Authentic Altered in the hobby. Own this MANTLE ROOKIE that was just graded.

MIN BID $3,750
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