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Encapsulated and assessed "Authentic" by PSA, with Autograph Grade GEM MT 10 by PSA/DNA, one of only three examples at its tier. Hall of Famer, in his Topps Rookie Card appearance. Mickey Mantle's magnificently precise and carefully rendered, blue marker signature graces the obverse of this otherwise unmarked and respectfully circulated 1952 Topps gum card. The subject's nostalgia-inspiring depiction and his cherished scripting combine in this relic to create a unique and marvelous aesthetic effect.

An incredibly important artifact from a variety of perspectives, the offered piece, by itself, adroitly represents the most cherished elements of our hobby's enduring appeal. The card stands as a valuable survivor, picturing a legendary figure and recalling a priceless period in major league baseball's extraordinary timeline. Its subject's "personal touch" in the form of a splendid signature ensures that an observer will feel an up-close connection with the athlete and his era whenever the card is viewed. And, above all, the piece is a study in duality, where the aspects of historical origins and modern reverence, as well as vintage, artistic design and today's enthusiasm, deliver a constant back-and-forth, complementary interplay that inspires anyone who contemplates its spectacle. To a greater extent than almost any other object, this piece truly delivers a palpable experience that will provoke endless appreciation.

Mantle, a 1974 Cooperstown enshrinee, passed away in 1995.
1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Signed Rookie Card – A Stunning Artifact, Bearing His PSA/DNA GEM MT 10 Signature! "1 of 3"
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $30,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $136,530.00
Number Bids: 16
Auction closed on Sunday, July 19, 2020.
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