1966 Topps #50 Mickey Mantle w/Near-Perfect Centering! PSA 9 Mint - Only ONE Example Graded Higher!
This absolutely spectacular 1966 Topps #50 PSA Mint 9 Mantle has been bested by only a single PSA-encapsulated copy! Furthermore, of the approximate 10,000+ PSA-graded specimens, a fractional 0.7% have managed to achieve the treasured "Mint 9" assessment, placing this esteemed Mantle offering as one of the finest subjects on the planet. This sparkling "pack-fresh" gem offers nearly every possible attribute worthy of the near-impossible "10" assessment including a virtually impossible to find nearly-perfect centered Mantle image. Indeed, a majority of '66 Topps Mantles reveal a somewhat skewed image, and the world-class positioning of the "Mick's" timeless batting pose is one of this offering's superior attributes. Additional highlights include a crystal-clear "Commerce Comet" illustration, scintillating corner tips, blizzard white borders and near-immaculate surfaces.
Stepping aside from the card's appearance for a moment, it is no secret that Mantle continues to dominate the post-WWII card market with his high-grade examples actively sought-after by a myriad of elite enthusiasts. Due to the legendary stature of his 1952 Topps Rookie card, his remaining cardboard issues continue to soar in popularity, with record breaking prices for high-grade examples being realized with virtually every passing sale. The embodiment of courage, Mantle's awe-inspiring power and blazing speed are qualities ultra-consistent with this pristine-like marvel. You can literally feel his Goliath-like strength via the iconic batting pose as he anxiously awaits to blast another horsehide sphere into Yankee Stadium's upper deck. Synonymous with Mantle's mammoth dingers, this lofty offering would be a colossal addition to any sophisticated gathering via its coupled "Mint" assessment and nearly "dead-on" 50/50 centering!
MIN BID $7,500