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    Only ten finer!

    1952 Topps Willie Mays #261 PSA NM-MT 8. Those who have followed the past two years of Heritage auction offerings have witnessed the soaring ascent of the fabled Mickey Mantle #311 card from this set, certainly the hottest commodity in the entirety of the sports collecting hobby at present. Let's use three recent offerings of a PSA NM-MT example to illustrate the point: $179,250 (July 2014), $382,400 (July 2015), $525,800 (December 2015).

    For years, Mantle and Mays have been inextricably linked, and many hobbyists believe that Mays is overdue for a surge similar to that of his Big Apple counterpart within the trading card hobby. While Mays does not inhabit the rare high-number series of this first great Topps issue like his fellow center field superstar, the population difference at this elite level is not particularly pronounced. At the time of this writing, the PSA tallies at NM-MT 8 are Mantle 33, Mays 57.

    The card earns every bit of its lofty assessment, boasting flawless color, registration and gloss, with no more than a faint hint of wear at the corners. Centering is well within the desirable range, and surfaces are clear of any distractions. A logical consideration of the data suggests that this is a card with plenty of room to grow.



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    February, 2017
    25th-26th Saturday-Sunday
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