1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA Authentic. In Ja...
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Description1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA Authentic. In January, 2021, a 1952 Topps Mint 9 Mickey Mantle card was purchased by entrepreneur and actor Rob Gough for the all-time record purchase price for a sports card of $5.2 million. "I've dreamt of owning a Topps Mickey Mantle since I was a kid," said Gough. "It's the Mona Lisa of sports cards." Perhaps you have also dreamt of owning a 1952 Topps Mantle, and the 5.2 million price tag is beyond your means. The same card at a lesser grade is still available. In 1952, Mantle took over center field for the Yankees when Joe DiMaggio retired after the 1951 season. Mantle suffered torn ligaments in his knee during his rookie 1951 season when in the World Series he caught his spikes on an outfield storm drain. His leg was never the same. "Mantle's career was built on power and pain," said sports writer Roy Fitzgerald. "He exuded the first and endured the second."
Encapsulated PSA Authentic. Our offered example has obvious condition issues including corner wear creases and surface scratches. In the right border of his name plates is a divot in the surface. One the back at this spot is a small amount of filler which would be why the card is not numerically grade. Don't forget, this is the one everyone wants.
Guide Value or Estimate: $20,000 - up.
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