Lot # 452: 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle PSA 8 NM-MT

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $35,000.00

Bids: 21 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Spring Rarities 2022",
which ran from 4/29/2022 4:00 PM to
5/21/2022 7:00 PM




(LOT 452)
1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle PSA 8 NM-MT

THE MICK!!! No one will argue that Mantle's 1952 Topps image will forever be embedded in hobby folklore, with the unparalleled mystique of his inaugural Topps card permanently etched in hobby folklore. Unfortunately, a considerable number of advanced collectors simply cannot afford the current stratospheric price tags of a high-grade 1952 Topps Mantle rookie card. While not the hallowed Topps rookie card, the Mick's second-year 1953 Topps subject has gained considerable prestige over the years via its incredible stoic lithographic Mantle portrait image as well as being the 1952 Topps rookie card's successor. Presented here just happens to be a spectacular 1953 Topps 2nd-year Mantle in a PSA 8 holder. No baseball player could possibly equal Mickey Mantle's post-WWII popularity. Without question, his immense mystique remains unparalleled in the card market, yet considering that his lifetime batting statistics were not overwhelming, you sometimes ponder as to the root of Mantle's unequivocal fame.

Characteristics such as his inconceivable power, long tape measure home runs and overall charisma have, undoubtedly, elevated his godly stature. He was Davy Crockett, Goliath, John Wayne and Joe DiMaggio all rolled up into one super icon, the ultimate embodiment of a National hero. Worshiped by millions of young American boys, Mantle's legacy continues to steamroll ahead, and it is no secret that his early 1950s cards continue to realize staggering pricing points. This outstanding 2nd-year Topps specimen portrays a nearly flawless lithographic pose of the "Mick", bursting with vitality and a pristine array of colored hues that are synonymous with pack-fresh quality. Showcasing clean borders, pack-fresh surfaces, right-angled corners, and a clean verso, virtually all of its attributes are consistent with the highly coveted assessment. In closing, early 1950s Mantle cards appear to know no boundaries with regard to their unlimited investment potential, justifying why we highly advise you to capture this magnificent PSA 8 second-year Topps Mantle marvel!

MIN BID $35,000
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