October 2012 Auction
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/25/2012
While the 1952 Topps card of Mickey Mantle has been immortalized in the eyes of collectors, the 1953 Topps version of "The Mick" is actually a more attractive card to many, with it's impressive painting of the young Mantle peering over his shoulder and supported by patriotic red, white, and blue color. Virtually dead-centered with stark white borders that hold captive a perfectly focused image and corners that reach above the assessed grade, this SGC 88 NM/MT 8 specimen would possibly grade a half to full point higher if it wasn't for the slightest chip at the red-edged bottom left corner. A shimmering layer of original gloss encompasses the entire card and reverse is problem free. A stunning rendition of this immensely important card, offered in astounding NM/MT condition.
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