1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 SGC 5.5 EX+ (PWCC-E)
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Auction #6 Round 2
Jun 29, 2020
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Incredible offering! Presented here is a spectacular example of arguably the most recognized and important post-war baseball trading card in existence. Year after year, the '52 Topps Mickey Mantle soars to new heights and there's no reason to believe that the trend will stop any time soon. Many who study the issue compare this card with the T206 Wagner as the hobby's most celebrated and while the population is certainty a great deal higher, Mickey's popularity far exceeds the Old Dutchman's. The offered SGC 5.5 easily represents one of the finest copies we've had the pleasure of brokering in our long tenure and ranks among the highest graded copies to be publicly offered in some months. Boasting exceptional qualities throughout with tremendous overall eye appeal. We love the centering on this copy, although a faint shift is present it's very difficult to improve upon with the issue often plagued by extreme shifts. Three corners are NRMT, the edges are crisp and the borders are clean. The iconic portrait of 'Mick' possesses crystal clear clarity with absolutely perfect print. A slight hint of toning on the front and more aggressive toning on the reverse is perhaps all that keeps this example from reaching a higher assessment. All told, this card is largely responsible for bringing many new investors and collectors into the hobby. An all-around exceptional card which sits in the upper echelon of '52 Topps examples. Worthy of the finest portfolio. Please see the video highlight for more details. One of over 14,000 cards, lots and sets up for bid in our 6th Auction of 2020. Click on the link above to view the other PWCC auction lots.

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