Lot # 9: 1958 Topps #150 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT – Highest Graded PSA Example!

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $25,000.00

Bids: 22 (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 9)
1958 Topps #150 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT – Highest Graded PSA Example!

BEST OF THE BEST!!! You'll get no arguments from elite enthusiasts regarding Mickey Mantle's supreme status as the king of the post WWII card market. His 1951 Bowman rookie and 1952 inaugural Topps cards have elevated him to an unparalleled prestige, with hobbyists scrambling to obtain his most eclectic 1950s cardboard artifacts. One of those highly coveted collectibles is Mantle's 1958 Topps gem presented here in an absolutely scintillating PSA 9 MINT holder, with only 0.4% of the 7,200+ PSA encapsulated specimens worthy of the 9 assessment.

Incredibly, PSA has never encapsulated a GEM MINT 10 1958 Topps Mantle, with this museum worthy masterpiece sharing the spotlight as the finest of its kind! The unprecedented mystique of Mantle's unparalleled card market dominance has never achieved full resolution. While his 1952 Topps rookie card ignited the fury, the exact reason on how this cardboard icon rose to stardom somewhat remains a conundrum. 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 uncontrollable level, with the most advanced collectors rapidly jumping on the Mantle bandwagon.

This is substantiated by the $92K record sale for another PSA 9 in May earlier this year, with this earth-shattering price tag achieved in a Memory Lane auction. Most significantly, this momentous pricing point is just a single example of how the finest preserved Mantle cards appear to be increasing with each additional sale. Mickey Mantle's cardboard keepsakes are considered royalty, and only a handful could possibly boast the combined rarity and eye pleasing characteristics of this seldom seen 1958 Topps jewel.

The flawless autumn orange background strongly projects The Mick's classic portrait pose that emanates extremely rich facial hues. No notable surface flaws are evident, the razor-sharp perimeter includes four pinpoint corners, and the classic image is well-centered between four dazzling white borders, only depicting a modest trace of favoritism towards the left edge. To reiterate, not a single 1958 Topps Mantle PSA 10 GEM MINT example currently exists, more than justifying the reason to place the final bid on this pinnacle cardboard heirloom of the Oklahoma Kid that, similar to his unparalleled tape measure home runs, reigns supreme on the exalted PSA Pop Chart!

MIN BID $25,000

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