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    1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 SGC 60 EX 5. When it comes to baseball cards issued before the Second World War, the Honus Wagner T206 is the undisputed king. But after that great conflict, the 1952 Topps card featuring a young Mickey Mantle claims the prize as the most coveted and valuable post-WW II card in the hobby. Here we present a fine example of the card on every collector's wish list, picturing a young legend looking skyward toward destiny.

    The offered example has been graded SGC 60 EX 5. As it is a baseball card, lets cover all the condition bases: Colors - Gorgeous, deep and supple; Printing - A few small specks away from perfection. One is seen in the sky on the left, the other in the deep blue of his cap; Borders - 99.9% problem free. There are no stray printing dots, the white is vivid and glowing, Edges/Surfaces - A 1/16" edge abrasion in the far upper left and a slight bend in the same area are the only elements to note; Centering - The stunning portrait rests just to the left and low of perfection; Corners - Modest wear well within guidelines for this grade is seen on the two bottom corners, the top two corners show even less and come to 90-degree angles. Mantle card market is surging as we speak with investment-minded collectors powering the rising tide. This is a very strong example considering it is at the middle of the grading scale.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2016
    12th-14th Thursday-Saturday
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