Lot # 177: 1965 Topps #350 Signed Mickey Mantle - PSA 5 EX Card Grade; PSA 10 GEM MINT Autograph

Category: 1960-1969

Starting Bid: $3,000.00

Bids: 14 (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 177)
1965 Topps #350 Signed Mickey Mantle - PSA 5 EX Card Grade; PSA 10 GEM MINT Autograph

CENTERED MANTLE; 10 AUTO!!! A 1965 Topps Mickey Mantle boasting a PSA 10 autograph, PSA 5 card assessment and virtually spot-on 50/50 centering with zero tilt... does a card like that actually exist? Indeed, it does because this Cooperstown-worthy offering just happens to flaunt all of those highly coveted attributes virtually never seen as a combined trio on any signed 1965 Topps Commerce Comet memento. Since 2021, we have seen four separate sales for PSA 9 MINT unsigned '65 Topps Mantles in the $36K range, with PSA listing 57 9 MINT copies on their population report.

Now consider that PSA lists only 50 autographed examples, for which this particular offering far outdistances nearly all of its inferior counterparts with regard to visual appeal. From a pure technical perspective, its POP 3 with only six examples graded higher census report status is a noteworthy achievement. Most significantly, considering its breathtaking qualities fall into a top 5%, its true value cannot be determined via prior pricing points due to the miniscule sampling of aesthetically brilliant peers remotely comparable with this offering's finest possible centering and PSA 10 bold blue Sharpie Mickey Mantle script!

MIN BID $3,000

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