1952 Topps Mickey Mantle ROOKIE RC #311 PSA 5 EX (PWCC)
Lot #:
1089
Final Bid:
SOLD
Feb 5, 2015
# Bids:
58

The Premier Post-War Sportscard in the Hobby

This is one of those cards that transcends traditional collecting. The image of the '52 Topps Mantle is instantly recognized by even non-collectors as the premier post-war sportscard. We've often commented on the importance of this production, but it's difficult to summarize things fully. How such a beautiful and important card could also reside as the kick-start to the scarcest series of the most important (and inaugural) Topps production ever made is truly astounding. No wonder this card holds such immense popularity and why comparative scarcity is so high. Offered here is a beautifully preserved example boasting four uniformly formed corners and great surfaces throughout. Even corner touches and a typical centering shift hold this card to a technical 'EX' assessment but the overall cleanliness and print exceed what is typically seen for the issue. Among the better examples in the hobby and a wonderful investment piece for the advanced collector. This comes with our highest recommendation. Part of a very attractive run of mid to high grade '52 Topps examples on the auction block this month. One of over 10,000 cards, lots, and sets up for bid in our 1st Auction of 2015. Click on the link above to view the other PWCC auction lots.

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