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Lot # 2: 1952 Topps Baseball #311 Mickey Mantle PSA EX-MT 6 - Newly Discovered Example

Starting Bid: $10,000.00

Bids: 46 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "2023 Summer Classic",
which ran from 7/16/2023 7:00 PM to
8/5/2023 10:00 PM

1952 Topps Baseball #311 Mickey Mantle First Topps card. Graded EX-MT 6 by PSA. This is an outstanding example of the hobby's most iconic postwar baseball card. It should be noted that of the 1,813 examples of this card listed in the PSA Population Report, only 121 have received a higher grade. A total of 122 have been graded at this level, meaning that this card ranks in the top 8% of all PSA-graded 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle cards. The card retains white borders and the edges appear smooth. Three of the corners are sharp while the bottom left has a slight touch. Centering is off both top to bottom and left to right. The reverse is clean and bright.

This card originates from a new find of 1952 Topps baseball cards that recently surfaced in the Midwest. Highlights included two examples each for Mantle, Mays, and Robinson, as well as many high numbers. Our consignor's husband collected the cards as a child and, miraculously, nearly all avoided the common fate of being repeatedly flipped or placed in bike spokes. Instead, he carefully stored them in a shoe box, where they remained, untouched, for the past seventy years. The majority of the cards are in mid-to-high grade, with the only issue of note for most being centering. Three of the cards (Mantle, Mays, and Robinson) made their hobby debut in our Winter Focus Auction. The balance of the collection is offered here in this sale. All the graded cards in this collection were submitted by Lelands. 

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