May 2012 Auction
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/25/2012
While it could never match up to the incomparable 1952 issue in terms of popularity, the 1953 version of Mickey Mantle's Topps card is actually a more attractive card in the eyes of many collectors, an impressive painting of the young Mantle seemingly peering over his shoulder as if to take a glimpse into his virtually limitless future. Exceptionally well-centered with stark white borders that hold captive a perfectly focused image. The corners appear at the upper end of the SGC evaluated grade, while the surface is ablaze with color and capped by a shimmering layer of original gloss that encompasses the entire card. The reverse is problem free and void of any distraction. A stunning rendition of this immensely important card, offered in astounding NM/NT condition.
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