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    1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA VG-EX 4. The entire sports hobby surged during 2020 into 2021, and on January 15, 2021 it was announced that an example of this same card as listed above, but at a PSA grade of Mint 9, sold for an all-time record price for a sports card of $5.2 million dollars! One reason for the extra high prices for 1952 Topps baseball cards is that Topps felt that it couldn't sell its late in the season series, so vast quantities of the high numbered cards were tossed by Topps into - accounts vary - the Atlantic Ocean or the Hudson River. It's a beautiful card, with a boyish looking Mantle at the beginning of his career. Hall of Famer Mantle hit 536 homers, won three MVP Awards, and the Triple Crown. But having a Mantle rookie card isn't just about numbers - be they financial or statistical. It's about recreating the feeling of being at the original Yankee Stadium when Maris and Mantle were chasing Babe Ruth in 1961, and feeling an emotional chill as the stands literally shook from feet stomping as Mantle readied to swing for the fences, and then hit one out.

    Graded PSA VG-EX 4. Very nice example with deep hues and a frosty frame. The lower left corner has faint crease/bend in the stock. The lower right corner has a wrinkle seen on the reverse. Centering placement, although not perfect, fails to greatly detract from visual enjoyment. A very nice example of a card that has become an iconic image for the hobby universe.


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