Lot # 4: 1953 Bowman Color #59 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT - Only One PSA Example Graded Higher!

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $100,000.00

Bids: 16 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Fall Rarities Premium Auction",
which ran from 11/12/2022 8:15 AM to
12/3/2022 7:00 PM




(LOT 4)
1953 Bowman Color #59 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT - Only One PSA Example Graded Higher!

BOWMAN GEM!!! The Memory Lane sale of a PSA 9 MINT 1953 Bowman Mantle subject for a stratospheric $474K in October 2021 electrified the hobby, and solidified the mindset that no post-WWII vintage cards can possibly compete with The Mick's unparalleled cardboard prestige. Indeed, pricing points for various Commerce Comet cards continue to take off similar to an ICBM missile, culminating with the $12.6 million record sale of an SGC 9.5 Gem Mint '52 Topps Mantle. Roaring forward with tsunami-like force, there seems to be no end for this pricing escalation, justifying why we are ultra-proud to offer another pack-fresh PSA 9 MINT '53 Bowman Mantle that has only been bested by a single PSA example! Furthermore, locating any PSA 9 specimen is a painstaking task with only 0.8% of the 2,800+ PSA encapsulated 1953 Bowman Mantle's boasting a 9 assessment. The prestigious Topps and Bowman Chewing Gum Companies vigorously battled for baseball card supremacy throughout the early 1950s, with their most exalted subject being the iconic Mickey Charles Mantle. While The Mick had a myriad of eye pleasing cardboard issues to choose from, numerous sophisticated enthusiasts would soundly agree that one of his most aesthetically superior cards remains his 1953 Bowman keepsake.

It is no secret that the immortal Mickey Mantle rules the post-WWII card market, primarily due to the mystique of his iconic 1952 Topps card as well as his unparalleled power. Mantle was the quintessential idol for millions of young aspiring American boys, and his supernatural tape measure home runs as well as his unfathomable string of championships all justify why his cardboard stature continues to escalate at an infinite level. The Mantle card market has never been hotter, with record breaking prices virtually recorded with each and every sale. This is further substantiated by the staggering sales for a PSA 9 MINT '54 Bowman ($245K) and PSA 9 MINT '55 Bowman ($375K) subjects over the past year. That said, it has been over a year since we realized the aforementioned $475 for a breathtaking PSA 9 '53 Bowman Mantle subject, with prior PSA 9 sales some 2+ years ago reaching as high as $78K. Quick math tells us that the $475K sale represents over a 500% increase from the previous $78K high mark, a beyond unfathomable value spike that truly indicates how undervalued these high-grade Mantle cards has been for the longest time.

Regarding the condition of this world-class offering, Mantle's Cooperstown worthy batting image portrays near-immaculate contrast, impeccable clarity, and vivid hues as the Goliath-like switch hitter completes his mighty right-handed swing that once sent a horsehide sphere completely out of Griffith Stadium to the tune of a record 565 feet! The hallowed image reveals near-perfect side-to-side centering, and only a slight favoritism towards the lower edge. Pack-fresh to say the least, a super eye pleasing powder blue background, virtually flawless surfaces, super-clean blinding white borders and blistering sharp corner tips consistent with the grade complete this 69-year-old marvel that merits its lofty PSA assessment. Just looking at this card makes one feel as though it was just pulled from a 1953 Bowman bubble gum wax pack at a local mom & pop store, and our utmost compliments to our esteemed consignor and the card's previous owners for preserving this remarkable heirloom in its current state.

We cannot begin to emphasize the continuous soaring market prices for hallowed Cooperstown inductees from the '50s and '60s, and as hobbyists are well aware of, The Mick easily paves the way for this unprecedented vale escalation. The previously mentioned $475K sale of another PSA 9 example truly confirms this pricing phenomenon that appears to have infinite growth potential. Now is a golden opportunity to emulate The Mick himself by clouting your own mammoth home run via a simple final bid, resulting in this timeless PSA 9 Mantle gem being redirected to the heart of your collection!


MIN BID $100,000
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