Extra Innings June 2012
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on:
Well-established as the most popular and important card of the post-war era if not all-time, the featured collectible captures the young phenom from Commerce, Oklahoma at the start of his storied career. The bat-on shoulder rendition of Mantle set against an aqua-blue backdrop has become a representing image of the hobby, perhaps eclipsing the legendary T206 Wagner card in recognition. This card presents beautifully at a level that transcends the PSA evaluation, exceptionally well-centered with corners that, while indicative of VG status, become secondary to the exceptional eye appeal of the central image, a deep blue surrounding an accurately registered image of "The Mick" that can rival specimens graded significantly higher. Compare this card to any host of '52 Topps Mantles in the same grade and the centering and image quality will immediately draw your attention to this one. An exciting and stimulating card, perfect for the serious collector that doesn't just want a PSA 3, but demands a superior PSA 3.
Click on a thumbnail above to display a larger image below
Hold down the mouse button and slide side to side to see more thumbnails(if available).
Click above for larger image.