January 2010 Auction
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Graded MINT 9 by PSA. At the current time the vaunted PSA "Pop Report" shows that less than 2% of all graded examples have achieved a status of MINT 9 by PSA with a single example having been crowned GEM MINT 10! Without question nothing gets the blood boiling for post war collectors than a Mantle card graded unqualified MINT 9 by PSA, especially if it's from the historic season of 1961! A deep attention commanding print free black background frames the famed slugger who appears in his home pinstripes adorned with the regal Yankee cap atop his head. Four powerfully MINT corners act as the boundaries of this pasteboard as if to wart off all onlookers from potential harm or wear. The surface is a regal shimmering presence that seemingly has entombed the great "Mick". An exciting red and yellow name plate announces the subject who appears of a higher plateau with the peachy flesh-tones and perfectly shaded facial image. The reverse is well printed without a distraction to be found. A stunning card offered at the very highest level of the MINT grade approaching consideration for the next grading tier!
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