Lot # 10: 1959 Topps #10 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT - Only ONE PSA Example Graded Higher!

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $25,000.00

Bids: 20 (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 10)
1959 Topps #10 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 MINT - Only ONE PSA Example Graded Higher!

PACK-FRESH MICK!!! Coming off their 1958 World Series victory over the Milwaukee Braves, the 1959 Yankees would once again be the favorite to win the American League pennant, led by their world-class superstar Mickey Charles Mantle. The Topps Chewing Gum Company celebrated the Yankees championship by representing their future Hall of Fame player with a spectacular good-natured portrait image. Residing as one of Mantle's highly coveted cards, the #10 Topps subject is presented here in an awe-inspiring PSA MINT 9 holder, with only a SOLE PSA encapsulated copy besting this miraculous gem! Imagine, of the roughly 8,800 PSA encapsulated examples, only a single specimen has managed to achieve a higher grade, with a microscopic 0.3% of the total graded copies achieving a Mint assessment.

It doesn't take a Rhodes Scholar to understand the unprecedented value uptick of high-grade Mickey Mantle baseball cards, and this ultra-desirable memento surely fits right into that unfathomable mix. This notion has been substantiated via the past four sales of PSA 9 examples that have fetched $99K twice, $105K and a record setting $111K (in our own Memory Lane Auction). The floodgates have truly burst open with regard to some of the staggering pricing points being realized for The Mick's finest high-grade cards, and this world-class offering stands right alongside any of the Commerce Comets most coveted PSA 9 subjects. The classic portrait pose emanates pristine facial hues, with the Mantle image well projected via a seemingly flawless bold red background.

The near-perfect centering is virtually never seen on any 1959 Topps Mantle subject (most '59 Topps Mantle's offer skewed images), with this offering exhibiting only the slightest partiality towards the upper edge. Razor-sharp corners, immaculate surfaces and crystal-clear clarity complete this timeless offering that appears as if it has just been pulled from a 1959 Topps baseball wax pack, rightfully earning the world-class 9 MINT assessment via its abundance of factory issued attributes!

MIN BID $25,000

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