PSA MINT 9 EXAMPLE EXPECTED TO SELL FOR A WORLD RECORD
SPRING SPORTS CARD CATALOG AUCTION 50003
April 19-20, 2018
Only six Mickey Mantle 1952 Topps cards graded PSA Mint 9 are known and the example considered the finest of those six is being offered in Heritage’s upcoming trading card auction.
It’s expected to sell for at least $3.5 million.
The 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card is the hobby’s most popular post-war card. Heritage last year sold a PSA 8 for $660,000 and a PSA 8.5 for $1.13 million. The T206 Honus Wagner is the only other card to surpass $1 million at auction.
“A Mint 9 example has not sold at auction in over 10 years,” says Heritage’s Director of Sports Auctions Chris Ivy. “We anticipate strong interest from collectors who want to add this fantastic, best-of-the-best card to their collection.”
Mantle’s 1952 Topps card is considered the anchor of the most important post-war set in existence, Professional Sports Authenticator notes on its website. “Despite a couple of major finds of 1952 Topps cards during the last 25 years, this card has remained difficult to obtain in NM-MT or better condition.”