Lot # 94: 1966 Topps #50 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 Mint - Only ONE Example Graded Higher!

Category: 1960-1969

Starting Bid: $7,500.00

Bids: 12 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Winter Rarities '23 Auction",
which ran from 12/10/2022 12:00 PM to
1/7/2023 7:00 PM

(LOT 94)
1966 Topps #50 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 Mint - Only ONE Example Graded Higher!

MINT MICK!!! This absolutely spectacular 1966 Topps #50 PSA Mint 9 Mantle has been bested by only a single PSA encapsulated copy! Furthermore, of the approximate 11,000 PSA-graded specimens, a fractional 0.7% have managed to achieve the treasured "MINT 9" assessment, placing this esteemed Mantle offering as one of the finest subjects on the planet. Safe to say, this sparkling pack-fresh gem offers nearly every possible attribute worthy of the near-impossible "10" assessment including a brilliant well contrasted "Commerce Comet" batting image, scintillating corner tips, blizzard white borders and virtually immaculate surfaces. Of utmost significance is the near-perfect centering, with most 1966 subjects revealing skewed images.

Stepping aside from the card's appearance for a moment, it is no secret that "The Mick" continues to dominate the post-WWII card market with his high-grade examples actively sought-after by a myriad of elite enthusiasts. Due to the legendary stature of his 1952 Topps Rookie card, his remaining cardboard issues continue to soar in popularity, with record breaking prices for high-grade examples being realized with virtually every passing sale. The embodiment of courage, Mantle's awe-inspiring power and blazing speed are qualities ultra-consistent with this pristine marvel. You can literally feel his Goliath strength via the iconic batting pose as he awaits the pitch from another hopelessly overmatched hurler. Synonymous with Mantle's mammoth dingers that surpassed the confines of virtually every ballpark, this lofty offering would be a colossal addition to any sophisticated gathering via its seldom surfacing "MINT" grade!

MIN BID $7,500

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