Lot # 512: 1968 Topps #280 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT

Category: 1960-1969

Starting Bid: $5,000.00

Bids: 8 (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 512)
1968 Topps #280 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT

Any high-grade Mickey Mantle card issued during his playing days is worthy of the highest hobby accolades. Via his exalted 1952 Topps subject, "The Mick" has dominated the post-WWII card hobby in a similar manner of Babe Ruth's pinnacle stature within the pre-war vintage market. Mantle's unparalleled legacy is proudly represented by this 1968 Topps "Mint 9" marvel that has only been bested by eight specimens! Imagine, of the approximate 12,100 encapsulated 1968 Topps Mantles, under 1.5% have been fortunate enough to achieve the "MINT 9" assessment, with this somewhat "scarce for the grade" offering highly coveted by advanced enthusiasts. Simply stated, virtually every aspect of this remarkable keepsake is consistent with a pack-fresh card including its breathtaking batting pose emanating 3D like quality, crystal-clear clarity, flawless surfaces and blistering sharp corner tips that could actually draw blood. The "Oklahoma Kid's" quintessential batting image portrays the star centerfielder donning his classic pinstripes Yankee uniform as he prepares to blast another horsehide sphere towards the furthest confines of Yankee Stadium. Fine centering, vibrant hues and impeccable borders are the final exclamation points for one of the premier 1968 Topps Mantle subjects you will ever encounter. The 1968 campaign would sadly be Mantle's final season, with the "Commerce Comet" eventually eclipsing Jimmie Foxx's 534 home run total. That said, this near-perfect cardboard marvel stands as the perfect climax for the end of Mantle's stupendous 18-year career, truly destined to find its way a bona fide esteemed gathering via a simple final bid!

MIN BID $5,000

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