Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    1952 Bowman Mickey Mantle #101 PSA Gem Mint 10. Of 1177 such specimens to pass through the offices of PSA as of the time of this writing, only a single other '52 Bowman Mantle has achieved the lofty designation of Gem Mint 10, making this card even more rare than the esteemed Topps rookie of the same year. From an aesthetic standpoint it's hard not to favor this one as well, as the artwork of the early 1950's Bowmans rank high among the greatest sports art in card collecting history. Moving on to the unique aspects of this particular card, we find ourselves able to do little more than spout superlatives. Gem Mint 10 is just that--centering, surfaces, edges, corners all simply unimprovable. Pull one hundred 1950's cards direct from the few untampered wax packs that remain today, and you're unlikely to find a single card that has no print errors, centering problems, gum/wax stains. And this doesn't even take into consideration the issues of handling wear. The mere existence of any fifty-year old card in Gem Mint condition is contrary to all statistical probability, and yet here it is. And what a card to do it! A marquee piece for the collector who wishes to set himself apart from the rest.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2006
    6th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 22
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 4,218

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 32 days left to consign to the 2019 September 19 The David Hall T206 Collection Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    The hammer price for my Mantle card significantly exceeded my admittedly conservative estimations, and I couldn't be more pleased.
    George T.,
    Pinetop, AZ
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 May 30  1915 Cracker Jack PSA Set Registry Auction - Dallas
    2019 May 30 1915 Cracker Jack PSA Set Registry Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,406,927