1952 Bowman Mickey Mantle #101 PSA NM-MT 8. With a...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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Description1952 Bowman Mickey Mantle #101 PSA NM-MT 8. With all the hype bestowed upon the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card one is almost led to believe that is a collectors' only option. Berk Ross' multi-sport "Hit Parade of Champions" release and Bowman Gum gave the hobby visually engaging cards which significant additions to the hobby. The finely detailed illustrations make the '52 Bowman baseball series such a satisfying set to pursue. Card #101 features a young Mickey Mantle posed in front of the stadium steps, gazing out of the Yankees dugout across the green grass of the hallowed ground that once was home to legends like Ruth, Gehrig and DiMaggio.
Graded PSA NM-MT 8. Of the almost 2,400 cards that have been submitted to PSA, this card ranks among the top 5% finest. On the reverse of the offered piece, the expected toning and/or wax staining is absent. Mantle's image benefits from an unbelievably tight level of registration and glorious color retention. As the industry's second '52 Mantle card-without which no serious Yankees collection realizes fulfillment.
Guide Value or Estimate: $10,000 - up.
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