1952 Topps Baseball #311 Mickey Mantle "Rookie" card. The card has been graded and encapsulated by SGC VG 3. This first Topps card of Mantle is often billed as his rookie card despite the presence of the 1951 Bowman card in the hobby. Part of the scarce high number series, all examples of this card are desirable. This example exhibits nice bright borders and a clear, focused image of "The Mick." All four corners show light touches while the edges appear fairly smooth with just a bit of chipping mostly along the left edge. The centering is off left to right and the card has a very slight tilt. A very faint wrinkle exists running from the right border towards Mantle's neck. The reverse is clean and defect free.