1964 Topps #50 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT - Only ONE Example Graded Higher!
It is virtually inconceivable that PSA has encapsulated 8,300+ 1964 Topps Mickey Mantle cards with only a SOLE "Gem Mint 10" example listed on their prestigious "Pop" Chart. Such is the case for the highly coveted 1964 Topps Mantle #50 subject, presented here in a breathtaking PSA Mint 9 holder and bested by only a SINGLE copy. Jumping aboard the high-grade Mantle pricing escalation, two previous sales of "Mint 9" examples in earlier 2021 produced ultra-strong pricing points of $37K and $42K, substantiating the notion that the 1964 Topps Mantle has officially joined the party! Synonymous with "The Mick's" unparalleled mammoth round-trippers, this remarkable offering has withstood the test of time, somehow defying 57 years of potential wear to retain nearly its entire original pristine factory issued qualities.
The classic batting stance that is so popular with Mantle enthusiasts exhibits crystal clear clarity and stellar contrast, with the image extremely well-centered between four blinding white borders and revealing no glaring tilt, a common stigma for '64 Topps subjects. Scintillating corners could draw blood from their ultra-sharp tips, both surfaces are nearly immaculate, and the verso exhibits vivid text registration. After fully scrutinizing this card, it becomes clearly obvious why there is only a single PSA "Gem Mint 10" specimen extant. One of the most remarkable '64 Topps Mantles you will ever come across, its pristine-like aesthetics justify the super scarce assessment, with only 0.5% of the 8,300 PSA encapsulated examples fortunate enough to achieve the hallowed "Mint 9" grade. Most would agree that this magnificent cardboard heirloom depicts virtually every expected "pack-fresh" attribute, substantiating why it is destined to become the centerpiece of any world-class '64 Topps or Mantle compilation!
MIN BID $7,500