Lot # 2: Beautiful 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle (HOF) - SGC EX+ 5.5

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Starting Bid: $30,000.00

Bids: 30 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Summer, 2023 Premier Auction",
which ran from 8/2/2023 12:00 PM to
8/19/2023 9:00 PM

Spectacular example of the world famous 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card, brightly colored with a clean, crisp image.  As iconic as a card can get, this example presents wonderfully and is quite bright and colorful, with superb registration, well befitting of its EX+ grade.  Some minor flaws are, of course, present but none are remarkable. There is just a spot or two of print snow seen in the background field which has retained its blue hue in fine fashion after 70+ years.  The corners are evenly and gently worn, consistent with the grade.  The edges have also survived in an enviable state, with a minute and slender surface chip seen in the right, mid-border. Light foxing can be seen at the bottom and a very slight tilt is also evident, as is typically seen with this card. The centering is, as can be plainly seen, fantastic.

The reverse also shows faint signs of foxing, mirroring that on the front and small overspray line of red ink from the printer is seen at the edge of the nameplate background. The reds are all solid and bright on the reverse and the black text is well struck as well. A stellar looking back to go with the equally fabulous front. This is a fine looking card for the grade, really a banger, and the king of cards from the king of sets remains one of the top prizes in the hobby.  A stunning, higher-grade example of the most important postwar card in the hobby.



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