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1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Rookie High Number SGC 60

Lot Number 88

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The “holy grail” of the post-war collecting hobby is undoubtedly found in this lovely 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle rookie. Graded 60 EX 5 by SGC, the historic rendering of the “Commerce Comet” led off the decidedly tougher #311-407 high number series. During his first full season in the pinstripes, the heir apparent to “Joltin’ Joe” belted 23 round trippers and further terrorized American League pitching staffs by scorching a league leading .924 OPS. With 500 career home runs and numerous postseason accolades to follow, Mantle’s Hall of Fame and hobby legacy is permanently cemented. This instantly recognizable cardboard classic exhibits moderate, but even corner wear, intricate uniform detailing and an enticing azure backdrop. Creamy borders help offset slightly askew centering inherent to the issue. The tri-colored reverse is clean with a pronounced black typeface. Although a stray printing imperfection is discernable below the card number, the overall presentation of the card is not adversely affected. Build the foundation of your 1952 Topps Baseball project by securing this unconquerable Mantle rookie!

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