Lot #9039
1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle - SGC EX 5

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Estimate: $45000+

Description

Graded by SGC EX 5. One of the most recognizable and premiere cards within the hobby, this appealing example has been conservatively assessed by SGC. With slightly higher graded examples realizing prices in excess of six figures, this card offers a tremendous alternative while giving up virtually nothing in the way of aesthetics.

The image contains no discolorations, no blemishes of any kind, exhibiting a bold, crisp image with bright colors including the golden bat on Mick's right shoulder, set against a deep blue sky canvas. Very comparable to examples graded much higher. Centering is 60/40 to the right which is above average for the issue. Very light corner wear is evenly appropriated to each corner, with subtle touches but still exhibiting 90 degree square angles. The reverse is very well centered, strong print quality and no surface issues.

A PSA 9 example sold earlier this year for $5.2 million, making it the most valuable card ever sold.

 

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Sports
  • Dates: #605 - Ended March 25, 2021