Lot # 176: 1961 Topps #300 Signed Mickey Mantle - PSA 5.5 EX+ Card Grade; PSA 10 GEM MINT Autograph

Category: 1960-1969

Starting Bid: $4,000.00

Bids: 15 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Winter Rarities 2024 Auction",
which ran from 12/21/2023 9:00 AM to
1/13/2024 7:00 PM




(LOT 176)
1961 Topps #300 Signed Mickey Mantle - PSA 5.5 EX+ Card Grade; PSA 10 GEM MINT Autograph

MID-GRADE MICK; 10 AUTO!!! The SOLE PSA 5.5 EX+ 1961 Topps #300 signed Mickey Mantle, it has achieved an autographed card's Holy Trinity; that being (1) a POP 1 PSA card assessment; (2) a PSA 10 GEM MINT signature; and (3) a near-perfect centering seldom seen on any scripted Mantle card! Indeed folks, locating a well-centered signed 1961 Topps Commerce Comet marvel is as excruciating a task as finding a needle in a haystack.

Now consider that there are some 71 PSA 9 unsigned examples that outdistance the 68 PSA scripted specimens, with PSA 9 unsigned Mantles selling for roughly $25-$32K. That said, this particular offering's nearly one-of-a-kind breathtaking aesthetics immensely separate it from a majority of its substandard peers, placing it near the top of the charts as the arguable finest of its kind. The Mick's classic bat over shoulder pose conjures up vivid memories of the iconic 1961 campaign when Mantle and Maris spent a captivating summer chasing Babe Ruth's majestic 60-homer mark. As previously stated, the image's ultra-rare near-perfect positioning, the bold blue Sharpie 10 signature, and POP 1 PSA 5.5 assessment all combine to create an extraordinary trifecta!

MIN BID $4,000
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