1954 Bowman #65 Mickey Mantle (PSA Mint 9) - Highest Graded Example!
NONE BETTER!!! The 1954 season would mark the first time the "Commerce Comet" would eclipse the 100 R.B.I. mark, knocking in 102 runs while leading the Junior Circuit with 129 runs scored. Indeed, the Yankees fleet footed centerfielder was certainly in his way to an unparalleled stardom, with his Goliath-like power producing colossal sized round-trippers that could test the confines of Yellowstone Park! From a collecting perspective, unfortunately for the seemingly countless number of Mickey Mantle worshipers, the 1953 Topps Mantle would be the final Topps Mantle card issued until 1956. The power struggle between Bowman and Topps during the early to mid-50s, with respect to Mantle's presence, would favor the Bowman Gum Company for 1954 and 1955. Indeed, Mantle's hallowed illustration would not appear on a Topps card until 1956, with this superstar's iconic image still available via the likewise popular Bowman card sets.
One of his fans favorite baseball cards continues to be the 1954 Bowman Mantle subject, issued during the aforementioned campaign when "The Mick" was continuing his relentless assault on overmatched A.L. twirlers. That said, Memory Lane is ultra-proud to present this extraordinary PSA Mint 9 gem that has only been joined by ten other specimens as the finest of its kind! Another crowned jewel from the Dr. Newman collection, it truly represents one of "The Mick's" finest 1950's cards you will ever come across. It is surely no secret that the floodgates have opened with respect to surging pricing points for high-grade Mantle baseball cards, and any "Mint 9" specimen is surely worthy of a final resting place in the most esteemed gathering. In fact, a PSA 9 example of the legendary 1954 Bowman Mantle issue has already sold in excess of $200K, substantiating its hallowed standing among the hobby's most sophisticated collectors.
How long these rising values continue to escalate no one truly knows, but this magnificent offering certainly represents a grand opportunity to capture one of Mickey's highly coveted cardboard jewels before its ultimate worth reaches an unattainable level. The classic "half-body" image reveals the finest possible rich hues and near-perfect resolution, with "The Mick's" iconic pose exhibiting near-perfect 50/50 vertical centering and only a modest favoritism towards the lower edge. Blistering sharp corner tips could possibly draw blood, the gleaming obverse side surface is near-immaculate, the borders reveal dazzling white quality, and a virtually impeccable flipside completes this pack-fresh marvel that has stubbornly defied "father-time" over the past 67 years. Safe to say, this unfathomable Mantle masterpiece is as miraculous as Mickey's supernatural power that electrified his seemingly infinite fan base for 18 years, with its "highest pop" stature meriting it the highest hobby accolades!
MIN BID $50,000