Lot # 65: 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle (HOF) - PSA EX 5

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Starting Bid: $2,000.00

Bids: 21 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring, 2022 Premier Auction",
which ran from 3/16/2022 9:00 PM to
4/2/2022 9:00 PM

As prices for the 1952 Topps #311 Mantle continue their astronomical ascent, prices of other early mainstream Mantle cards follow, the rising tide lifting all boats, as the saying goes.  The 1953 Topps #82 Mantle has finally begun to find its foothold in the hobby, as one of the most beautiful and highly sought-after cards of the Commerce Comet.  Collectors have begun to appreciate the sharpness of the image, and the difficulty of finding well-centered examples with a minimum of chipping along the bottom border of the card.  This example is a wonderful specimen, graded EX 5 by PSA due largely to light corner wear and a barely noticeable top-to-bottom centering issue.  The image quality is outstanding, however, with minimal chipping in the red border area, and left-to-right centering uncharacteristically strong for the issue.

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