1958 Topps #150 Mickey Mantle (PSA 9 Mint) - NONE Graded Higher!
You will get no arguments from elite enthusiasts regarding Mickey Mantle's supreme status as the king of the post-WWII card market. His 1951 Bowman rookie and 1952 inaugural Topps cards have elevated him to an unparalleled prestige, with hobbyists scrambling to obtain his most eclectic 1950s cardboard artifacts. One of those highly coveted collectibles is Mantle's 1958 Topps gem presented here in an absolutely scintillating PSA Mint 9 holder. Incredibly, PSA has NEVER encapsulated a "Gem Mint" 1958 Topps Mantle, with this museum worthy masterpiece sharing the spotlight as the finest of its kind! The unprecedented mystique of Mantle's "king of the hill" card market status has never achieved full resolution. True, his 1952 Topps rookie card ignited the fury, but the exact reason on how this cardboard icon rose to stardom somewhat remains a conundrum. What we do know with 100% certainty is that the pricing points for all of "The Mick's" '50s and '60s high-grade subjects continue to soar at a seemingly uncontrollable level, with the most advanced collectors rapidly jumping on the Mantle bandwagon.
This is substantiated by two recent 2021 sales for "Mint 9" examples exceeding $60K, with Memory Lane fetching a record $68K price in July. Mickey Mantle's cardboard keepsakes are considered royalty, and only a handful could possibly boast the combined rarity and high-grade characteristics of this seldom seen 1958 Topps jewel. The flawless autumn orange background strongly emanates Mantle's classic portrait pose that portrays rich facial hues. No major surface flaws are evident, the razor-sharp perimeter includes four pinpoint corners, and the classic image is relatively well-centered between four dazzling white borders, only depicting a modest trace of favoritism towards the upper right edges. To reiterate, NOT A SINGLE 1958 Topps Mantle PSA Gem Mint 10 currently exists, more than justifying the reason to place the final bid on this "best of the rest" cardboard heirloom!
MIN BID $12,500