Lot 268 oversize 16x 20 photo showing mickey mantle in center signed in blue sharpie by yogi berra, whitey ford, blanchard, johnny coates, coleman, c. In that same year, wheaties cereal issued a set of eight black and white premium photographs, one of which was mantle. Invest in baseball announces the sale of the finest signed 1952. There were three other cards as well gus zernial philadelphia athletics, jim busby washington senators and leo durocher manager of the new york giants. Mickey mantle signed autographed 1952 topps rookie card 8x10 photo. Get a free appraisal of your rare and valuable sports memorabilia items. The elusive list of milliondollar baseball cards has a new member the 1952 topps mickey mantle. Lot detail 1952 topps high numbers uncut partial sheet. They are an autographed 1952 topps and 1951 bowman signed by mantle in person during his playing career with the very rare inscription best wishes. Mickey mantle signed rookie ball autographed 1952 topps. Signed mickey mantle cards double in value over past year. Loaded with stars and hall of famers including mickey mantles rookie card, willie mays, eddie mathews, jackie robinson, roy campanella, duke snider and more.
A bat signed by mickey mantle is one of the most desirable items a baseball fan can ask for, and now fans and collectors alike have the opportunity to own a piece of history from this new york yankees icon. New york yankees topps baseball 5 card reprint rookie lot w original backs1952 mickey mantle topps rookie card, 1957 tony kubek topps rookie card, 1957 bobby richardson topps rookie card, 1970 thurman munson topps rookie card, 1984 don mattingly fleer rookie card. Holy grail of cards 1952 mickey mantle goes on display. I would post pics but my scanner is currently out of commission. The 1952 topps mickey mantle card is the hobbys most popular postwar card.
Find great deals on ebay for 1952 topps mickey mantle and 1952 topps mickey mantle psa. The 1952 topps had the following who were not in the bowman set. Mickey charles mantle october 20, 1931 august, 1995, nicknamed the commerce comet and the mick, was an american professional baseball player. There is a separate section for buying, selling and trading the bst area if you write anything concerning a person or company your full name needs to be in your post or obtainable from it. Topps 1952 reprint complete mint 402 card reproduction set in the original opened factory box, set was produced in 1983. I know fathers day is a ways off and these are pricey cards, but hey, dads can dream right. Mickey mantle autograph memorabilia for sale value guide. Lionel carter 1952 topps set tops mastro auction december 15, 2007 by rich mueller the 1952 topps set pieced together by legendary collector lionel carter reached well into six figures as mastro auctions closed out the year with its final catalog sale.
Auctioneers you may post your auction listings free. Question, how to tell a fake or real 1952 topps mantle. Offered is an uncut partial sheet holding twentyfive designs from the high number series of 1952 topps baseball cards. Collectors hunting this firstever card set will find the 1952 topps red backs vs. Issued by bowman gum company deals on baseball bats. Oct 24, 2016 why are the rich treating the value of baseball cards and comic books like picassos. Mickey mantle memorabilia, mickey mantle collectibles, verified. There were three other cards as well gus zernial philadelphia athletics, jim busby washington senators. These forums are devoted to both pre and post war baseball cards and vintage memorabilia, as well as other sports.
Nov 19, 2016 mickey mantle autographed memorabilia for sale at auction. But as ted points out, the mantle, and the robinson and thompson also have front differences. Collection of highgrade mickey mantle autographed cards. Conceptualized by sy berger, who literally revolutionized the trading card industry, the 1952 topps set is the gold standard of postwar collecting.
A seventime world series champion, mantle was a human highlight reel. I dont have a time limit and dont have parameters yet for the mantle, although i would love to be able to get a signed 1952 topps mantle. Well over 60 years since its release, the 1952 topps is still the most collected and desired set by baseball card buyers around the country. Why are the rich treating the value of baseball cards and comic books like picassos.
The photo is personally autographed by mickey mantle. New york yankees baseball cardmickey mantle 1952 topps baseball rookie rc autographed auto reprint card new york yan. Find guaranteed verified mickey mantle gameused and signed balls. The 1952 topps mantle is often mistakenly referred to as mickeys rookie card, but that honor belongs to his 1951 bowman card which is worth about a third of the 1952 topps card. Get the best deals for 1952 topps mickey mantle at. To most collectors today, mantles 1952 topps card is second in holy grail. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. Each of these mickey mantle signed make for the perfect headliner to any sports memorabilia collection. Mickey mantle cards, rookie cards, autographs and memorabilia.
There have only been three that have been graded gem mint 10 by professional sports authenticator psa. With the recent sale of a signed 1952 topps mickey mantle baseball card. Its rare for us to have one 1952 topps mickey mantle in stock, having two is pretty exciting. Card numbers 180 were released with either a red or black back variation. Mickey mantle autographed memorabilia for sale at auction. Mint visits chris nerats gavel chat 1952 topps find duration.
Aug 09, 2017 they are an autographed 1952 topps and 1951 bowman signed by mantle in person during his playing career with the very rare inscription best wishes. Thousands of mickey mantles first topps cards were dumped into. On the mantle, for me, the easiest ones to spot are the top of the box star line is wavy or straight, the e in the auto is truncated or not, the black border at the top has tails, or not, and the pixel shows on the left or not. This midgrade example is fairly well centered, with eye appeal that far exceeds the technical grade of vgex 4 assigned by psa. The holy grail of baseball cards, a pristine 1952 topps mickey mantle valued at several million dollars, was delivered to the history colorado center on monday via armored truck for a 72hour. Though not as popular as the 1952 topps, it is a classic in high. Jun 09, 2014 collectors hunting this firstever card set will find the 1952 topps red backs vs. The story behind the 1952 mickey mantle rookie card newsday.
This is an excerpt from a story that was originally published in the july 30, 1989, edition of newsday last year 1988 it was medical waste, but in the fall of 1952, topps mickey mantle cards were. Mantle cards, including his 1951 bowman rookie and 1952 topps. Mathis has said one of his reasons for selling the card was to buy a dream home for his. The 1952 topps mickey mantle card may not be mantles true rookie card, but it is by far the most iconic american sports card produced since wwii a genuine holy grail for collectors which remains highly rare despite a double printing. Site contains full listings, photos, auctioneer links and information. Mantle was one of the best players and sluggers and is regarded by many as the greatest.
New york yankees topps baseball 5 card reprint rookie lot w original backs 1952 mickey mantle topps rookie card, 1957 tony kubek topps rookie card, 1957 bobby richardson topps rookie card, 1970 thurman munson topps rookie card, 1984 don mattingly fleer rookie card. Jul 16, 2018 the holy grail of baseball cards, a pristine 1952 topps mickey mantle valued at several million dollars, was delivered to the history colorado center on monday via armored truck for a 72hour. Mantle played his entire major league baseball mlb career 19511968 with the new york yankees as a center fielder, right fielder, and first baseman. The combination of baseball cards and bubble gum was popular among young boys, and given the mediocre quality of the gum, the cards quickly became the primary. In 1960, during a spring cleaning at topps brooklyn headquarters, sy berger, the father of the modern baseball card and the man who designed the 1952 topps set from his kitchen table, rented a large garbage boat and loaded it with 300500 cases of 52 topps high series. That means when you turn over one of these cards the background on the flipside was either predominantly one of two colorsred or black. We are selling an authentic autograph of the great mickey mantle received. Signed mickey mantle cards double in value over past year forbes. There have been three 1952 topps mantle s graded gem mint 10 by psa. Mickey mantle memorabilia, autographed mickey mantle. The set consisted of 407 baseball cards and each card from the 1952 topps baseball card set is listed below. Mickey mantle autograph book with certificate of authenticity at.
The bowman 1952 mickey mantle baseball card features artwork that is prized by many. All posts of including pictures are from my phone which is. A scarce 1969 spalding warren giles canadian onl mint in box baseballs 8 was sold at this auction. Mickey mantles rookie card is generally considered to be from 1951 bowman baseball. Jackie robinson, a topps exclusive after 1952 billy martin, hoyt wilhelm, eddie mathews rookies, leo durocher and bill dickey managers and coaches the 1952 topps do not include musial, kiner, or stengel. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Holy grail of baseball cards a 1952 mickey mantle, valued. Jul 11, 2001 the condition census for the 1952 topps mickey mantle is listed below, followed by comments from the collectors universe experts and a list of the top 50 prices of all time. Its the king of postwar baseball cards and a powerful image familiar to all collectors. Despite not being his first card, the 1952 topps mickey mantle deserves mention as well. Ebay store specialmickey mantleautographed signedfirst editionofficial rookie ball1952 topps baseballuse buy it now.
Signed mantle picture 1952 topps rookie card 8x10 coa jsa. Mickey mantle signed signed auto all my octobers book hof autographed psa. Legendary for their scarcity, famous for their content, and exceptional in their beauty, these stunning cards are avidly collected as single pieces. The card is more pop culture art than mere baseball card at this point. The 1952 topps mickey mantle is considered to be the most valuable postwar sportscard. Heritage has recorded two world records for highgrade specimens in the past twelve months. That would be his 1951 bowman, but the 1952 topps card has taken on a life of its own. A collection of signed mickey mantle baseball cards from 19511969. Mickey mantle s rookie card is generally considered to be from 1951 bowman baseball. Mickey mantle signed the mick autobiogrpahy cas certified. Of more than 1,500 submissions for psa assessment, only six 1952 topps mantle cards have earned a mint 9 rating, with just three rising higher, to a perfect gem mint 10 assessment. Mickey mantle signed signed auto all my octobers book hof autographed psa guaran. Loaded with stars and hall of famers including mickey mantle s rookie card, willie mays, eddie mathews, jackie robinson, roy campanella, duke snider and more.951 110 580 912 1537 591 959 1015 1408 1181 1068 837 311 7 199 898 1439 245 1384 661 160 1297 82 1473 859 313 689 1324 532 1145 931 1435 1285 1349 704 1415 1033 1292 1381 1076 484 1403