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    Signed 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle Rookie #253 PSA/DNA Mint 9. "Mickey is the Yankee rookie of whom so much is expected in 1951," begins the text on the verso of the Yankee legend's '51 Bowman card. How's that for understatement? Though the Mick offered only a glimpse of his future greatness that turbulent first year, his subsequent seventeen left no doubt that the money spent on sending scouts out to Joplin in 1950 was a sound investment. And the same could certainly be said of money spent to acquire this exceedingly rare autographed example of Mantle's true rookie, only the sixth such example we have ever offered.

    Auto Grade PSA/DNA Mint 9. Most would agree that this is the superior specimen, its blue sharpie signature earning every point of its glowing PSA/DNA assessment. The card itself has spots of black added to the upper left corner of the surrounding keyline. His central portrait is well-registered and centered, with wholly acceptable wear at corners and edges. In February 2018, a PSA/DNA NM-MT 8 signed 1952 Topps card drew a winning bid of $78,000 here at Heritage, so there is plenty of room for the value of this beauty to grow in future years.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2020
    7th-9th Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 25
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