Dallas Auction House Expects Mickey Mantle Rookie Card to Set New Record

A Dallas auction house expects the rookie card of one Yankees legend to sell for a record-breaking price in an upcoming auction. Heritage Auctions is listing a 1952 Topps No. 311 Mickey Mantle baseball card as part of its spring Sports Card Auction. The card, owned by retired NFL offensive lineman Evan Mathis, was determined to be in mint condition and given a 9 rating by Professional Sports Authenticator, making it a rarity. Only six other 1952 Topps Mantle cards have obtained that "mint grade, one rank shy of the top "gem mint." The auction house estimates the card's value at more than $3.5 million. The current record for most money paid for a baseball card is $3.12 million for a T206 Honus Wagner."Since the last auction offering of a PSA Mint 9 example over 10 years ago, the 1952 Topps Mantle rookie card has exploded in popularity and identified itself as the hobby's ultimate blue chip stock," director of sports auctions Chris Ivy said.   Continue reading...

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