Lot # 77: 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle (HOF) - PSA VG+ 3.5

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Starting Bid: $1,000.00

Bids: 35 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring, 2024 Premier Auction",
which ran from 3/11/2024 12:00 AM to
3/30/2024 9:00 PM



When it comes to Mickey Mantle, the old saying "A rising tide lifts all boats" is certainly the case.  As prices realized for his 1952 Topps issue continue to rise to the stratosphere, prices for Mantle's subsequent issues are rising alongside it.  Mantle's 1953 issue, once an affordable alternative to the 1952, has risen at an exponential rate.  Our record-breaking 2015 sale of a PSA NM 7 example at $8,775 has been left in the dust, with NM examples routinely surpassing $25,000.  Indeed, strong midgrade examples such as this continue to experience increasing demand.  This example, graded VG+ 3.5 by PSA, is reasonably well-centered for the grade, with minimal chipping along the red bordered edge, and honest corner wear the result of years of careful handling.  A small smudge of some sort appears in the right border near the top third of the card.  One of Mantle's most attractive cards, from the early days of Topps rise to prominence as the baseball card giant it would become.

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