Lot # 474: 1958 Topps #150 Mickey Mantle PSA 8 NM-MT

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $3,500.00

Bids: 12 (Bid History)

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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 474)
1958 Topps #150 Mickey Mantle PSA 8 NM-MT

MANTLE!!! You will get no argument from elite enthusiasts regarding Mickey Mantle's supreme status as the king of the post-WWII card market. His 1952 Topps rookie card has unquestionably elevated him to unparalleled prestige with hobbyists scrambling to obtain his most eclectic cardboard artifacts from the 1950s. One of those highly sought-after collectibles is Mantle's 1958 Topps gem presented here in an absolutely stunning PSA 8 NM-MT holder. 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 of how this cardboard icon rose to stardom remains an unsettled issue. 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 unstoppable pace, with the most advanced collectors rapidly jumping on the Mantle bandwagon. 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 high-grade 1958 Topps jewel. The flawless, autumn-orange background strongly illuminates Mantle's classic portrait pose while displaying superb facial hues. No surface flaws are evident; the razor-sharp perimeter includes four pinpoint corner tips; and the classic image is relatively well-centered between four white borders.

MIN BID $3,500

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