1959 Topps #10 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT - Only ONE Example Graded Higher!
Coming off their 1958 World Series victory over the Milwaukee Braves, the 1959 Yankees would once again be the favorite to win the American League pennant, led by their world-class superstar Mickey Charles Mantle. The Topps Chewing Gum Company celebrated the Yankees championship by representing their future Hall of Fame player with a spectacular "good-natured" portrait image. Residing as one of Mantle's highly coveted cards, the #10 Topps subject is presented here in a breathtaking PSA Mint 9 holder, with only a SOLE PSA encapsulated copy besting this miraculous gem! Imagine, of the 8,100+ encapsulated examples, only a single specimen has managed to achieve a higher grade, with a microscopic 0.3% of the total graded copies achieving a Mint 9 assessment. It doesn't take a Rhodes Scholar to understand the unprecedented value uptick of high-grade Mickey Mantle baseball cards, and this ultra-desirable memento surely fits right into that unfathomable mix
. This notion was surely justified in our last auction that saw a similar 1959 Topps #10 Mantle in a PSA Mint 9 holder achieve a record-breaking price of $111K. Truly the floodgates have burst open with regard to some of the staggering pricing points being realized for "The Mick's" finest high-grade cards, and this world-class offering stands right alongside any of the "Commerce Comet's" most coveted "Mint 9" subjects. The classic portrait pose emanates pristine facial hues, with the Mantle image well projected via the seemingly flawless bold red background. The near-perfect centering is virtually never seen on any 1959 Topps Mantle subject (most '59 Topps Mantle's offer skewed images), with this offering exhibiting only the slightest partiality towards the upper edge. Razor-sharp corner tips, no apparent surface flaws and immaculate resolution complete this "timeless" offering that appears as if it has just been pulled from a 1959 Topps wax pack, depicting virtually all of its original factory-issued qualities to merit the seldom encountered "Mint 9" assessment!
MIN BID $20,000