1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle SGC 7 NM
MANTLE!!! Every collector knows the significance of the renowned 1952 Mantle Topps rookie. Its place in the card industry as the most important post-WWII cards is solidified. To own a '52 Mantle is another issue, due to its high demand and price. For Topps collectors, there is, however, an alternative path: this 1953 Topps issue. Simply finding a high-grade 2nd-year Mantle Topps card is almost impossible. The "Mick" is the winner of 12 pennants and seven World Series titles and he was the classic American hero, idolized by millions of fans largely in part as a result of his supernatural power that produced tape-measure home runs. The card presented here, likewise, portrays all of the HOF qualities one would expect from a powerful champion. The ultra-popular, resounding portrait lithograph of Mantle wearing his Yankee cap is nicely registered, set against a pleasant stadium backdrop. The clean white borders are centered nicely with no defects and the edging and corners are sharp. This example exemplifies the qualities expected from any NM card. Bid strong and take this beauty home!
MIN BID $3,500