Mickey Mantle Baseball Card Sells for Record $12.6 Million at Auction

Mickey Mantle’s most memorable baseball card

The “best known” illustration of Mickey Mantle’s most memorable baseball card isn’t about to break the record for most costly games card, it could totally break it.

Offering for a 9.5-grade duplicate of the Commerce Comet’s 1952 Topps card that is being sold by Heritage Auctions has previously hit $6.2 million, or $7.4 million when you incorporate the purchaser’s premium. The absolute cost beats the past record by $125,000, and with about fourteen days left in the sale appears to be ensured to climb significantly higher.

Gatherers have been anticipating this closeout the entire year, and seeing why is simple. The 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle no. 311 is one of the most incredible baseball cards ever. It’s frequently alluded to as the slugger’s newbie card, despite the fact that it isn’t. Rather it was delivered by Topps in 1952, the year after he made his presentation for the New York Yankees. This particular model is known as “The Rosen Find,” since it was found in a great deal of 5,500 baseball cards that included 75 1952 Mantles that was bought by gatherer Alan Rosen during the 1980s. It is accepted to be the best of those cards and was momentarily the world’s most costly when it sold for $49,500 back in 1991.

“The Rosen Find” unseats a 2-grade T-206 Honus Wagner that sold for $7.25 million in a confidential deal last week as the most significant games card ever. We’ll currently need to keep a watch out how much this 1952 Mantle beats the old record by. Before Heritage’s sale started off on July 25, there had been theory that offering could reach $10 million.

Anything the last cost turns out to be, it will be intriguing to perceive how long this card can clutch its record. The games exchanging card market — like such countless other collectible business sectors — has been wild throughout the course of recent years. Since the 2021, the record for the most costly games card has been tied or set by five distinct cards — including by two 1952 Mantles, two T-206 Wagners and a signed LeBron James freshman card.

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