Amazing to think that the start to the illustrious '52 Topps high number series would feature Mickey Mantle. Imagine the fate involved with such a decision. At the time, Mantle was an up-and-coming rookie but was far from proven. He would, of course, go on to cement himself as the greatest switch hitter of all time, but in 1952 he was just another prospect. What became of Topps' decision was the creation of the hobby's premier post WWII sportscard. Both condition sensitive and scarce due to it's placement on the sheet and it's location into rarest series, the #311 Mantle is exceptionally popular in any condition. Offered here is a rather attractive PSA 1. Not often do we call a POOR graded card 'high end' but this one warrants that distinction. Accurately graded due to corner rounding and a series of creases, but the card still retains outstanding color and is virtually free of surface wear. As such, the glossy surface creates an eye appeal far better than you'd expect for the grade. An all-around nice card for the technical assessment and worthy of serious consideration. A tremendous assembly of 1952 Topps cards up for bid. All told, this group represents over 50% of the entire set with all series (including higher numbers) well represented. One of over 2000 graded cards, lots, and sets up for bid in our July auction. Click on the link above to view the other PWCC auction lots.
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