Few cards in the collecting hobby carry the same weight as Mickey Mantle's 1952 Topps #311 rookie card. As a late-season issue, these cards saw far lighter distribution than the lower numbers in the set, creating an unprecedented demand for specimens such is this, with a young Mickey staring off camera against a brilliant sky blue background. Graded VG 3 by SGC, the main issue on this card is centering, as it is off left-to-right. All four corners show light touches, surface displays no creases or blemishes, back is clean with no marks evident. Though more of these have come to light in recent years, the unprecedented demand continues to make this one of the most prized acquisitions possible, and this card represents a very strong entry aside from the centering. Superb offering from the 1955 Triple Crown winner.