1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle PSA 8 NM-MT
2ND-YEAR MICK!!! No one will argue that Mantle's 1952 Topps image will forever be embedded in hobby folklore with its unparalleled mystique. 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 given its incredible stoic lithographic Mantle portrait image as well as it being the 1952 Topps rookie card successor. 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.
Worshiped by millions of young American boys, Mantle's legacy continues to steamroll ahead, and it's no secret that his early 1950s cards continue to realize staggering pricing points. Presented here just happens to be a spectacular 1953 Topps 2nd-year Mantle in a PSA 8 holder. This outstanding 2nd-year Topps specimen portrays a near-flawless 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. Early-1950s Mantle cards appear to know no bounds with regard to their unlimited investment potential, and considering some '52 Topps PSA 8 specimens continue to realize $1.5 - $2M price tags, we highly advise you to capture this magnificent PSA 8 second-year Topps Mantle marvel!
MIN BID $25,000