1952 Bowman #101 Mickey Mantle (PSA NM 7)
This breathtaking 1952 Bowman PSA New Mint 7 Mickey Mantle gem stands as one of the most highly coveted cards in the collecting community. Indeed, this hallowed offering has somehow managed to defy "father time", retaining an abundance of its original factory issues attributes over a 68-year period. Synonymous with this card's breathtaking aesthetics and time defying condition is the unbridled legacy of Mickey Charles Mantle. The "Commerce Comet" as so many avid fans dubbed him, captured the hearts of millions of Americans via his colossal tape measure home runs. It is nearly inconceivable to think that no baseball player before and after hit a baseball further and with more consistence than "The Mick", especially lieu of our National Pastime's current steroid ridden environment. It is with no coincidence that the pricing points for his early 1950's baseball card issues have suddenly taken off like an ICBM missile, triggered by the incomparable rise of his "Holy Grail" 1951 Bowman Rookie and 1952 Topps high-numbered subjects.
With the pricing points for high-grade 1951 Bowman rookies spiraling out of control, now may be the time to capture one of his brilliantly preserved 1952 Bowman second-year cards that are in the midst of a current pricing surge as well. The sparkling lithographic image emanates rich blue and facial hues, and is extremely well-centered while reflecting only a slight favoritism towards the right edge. The razor-sharp perimeter includes seemingly right-angled corners, the gleaming surfaces reveal no blemishes whatsoever, the borders are blinding white and the verso is super clean. Most significantly, there are no factory issued "print lines" that consistently plague a myriad of '52 Bowman Mantles. Incredibly, this card has remained predominately "pack-fresh", unquestionably meriting its popular "Near-Mint" assessment that rightfully earns this Mantle gem the highest hobby accolades!
MIN BID $1,500