1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA 8 NM-MT
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Sep 15, 2020
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Special Bidding Rules: This auction will remain open to public bidding until the final 24 hours. After that time, only bidders who have previously bid and been approved or have requested prior approval will be permitted to bid. Please contact us to be added to the approved list or place a bid and we will review and add your ID if approved. Special Financing Offer: PWCC Marketplace is offering the high bidder 90 days free financing, if desired. This requires a 25% down payment with the balance due at the close of 90 days. Additional time is available through our standard PWCC Payment Plan service, and this could be engaged at the close of the first 90 days. Please contact PWCC Staff for more details. Description: When it comes to the trading card market, we sometimes take a step back and debate the ratio of participation between passion-based collectors and hardened investors. In truth, most participants these days harbor both to varying degrees, and many assets in our market speak loudly to one side or another. However, within the market resides several productions which largely transcend the market to become iconic and desired across all spectrums, fully satisfying the desires of both collectors and investors alike, and thereby representing our market's most coveted portfolio pieces. At the top of that list, in our view, is the immortal 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle. Rare and elusive, issued as the kick start to the High Number series, this card is not only rare in quantity but also rare in high grade on account of a horrible centering, print, and production issues which rendered most ineligible for higher technical assessment. The offered PSA 8 is not only among a rare club of just 3 dozen copies worldwide, it's also among the finest. While the PSA population suggests the total quantity of PSA 8 '52 Mantles to be 35, based on re-grading we estimate the true population to be in the 20s, and we believe this example is very likely in the top 10 of those examples. An exceptionally bright and crisp example boasting four MINT corners and wonderful surfaces throughout. The borders are white and the color is strong. In truth, had this card been centered just 5 points better top to bottom, we could easily be looking at a $3MM PSA 9 (!). It's that nice. As the market continues to mature, we feel these all-important and iconic cards will lead the way with price increases seemingly inevitable. We are absolutely delighted to offer this world class investment piece to the auction community, free of reserve. Don't miss this rare opportunity to add this museum-caliber investment piece; it comes with our highest recommendation. One of over 27,000 cards, lots and sets up for bid in our 9th Auction of 2020. Click on the link above to view the other PWCC auction lots.

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