1953 Topps Mickey Mantle #82. PSA 7 NM
1953 Topps Mickey Mantle #82. PSA 7 NM
1953 Topps Mickey Mantle #82. PSA 7 NM
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1953 Topps Mickey Mantle #82. PSA 7 NM

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1953 Topps Mickey Mantle #82. PSA 7 NM

This famous issue from 1953 is one of Mickey Mantle's most important cards! (Next to his rookies, of course). Fresh off back-to-back World Series victories in 51' and '52, Mantle would lead the Yankees to a third straight Championship in 1953. Not a bad way to start a career!

Not only is this card one of Mantle's earliest, it is renown for the outstanding eye appeal. In fact, most collectors find it better looking and more artistic than the iconic 1952 Topps. (I know, I do.) It's also very important to note that the bottom left borders are notoriously worn due to the red background. Any tiny bit of wear that is typically unnoticeable becomes painfully magnified with this issue. Thus, finding an unblemished bottom edge and corner is almost impossible. (In fact, PSA has only ten graded Mint 9 and just two in Gem Mint 10.) Centering is also tough to come by with early Topps issues, and of course 50/50 centered specimens bring a significant premium.

We offer this iconic issue at market price on behalf of our consignor, and it should sell quickly at this level. For reference, here are recent prices from reputable auction houses this year:

$22,200 July 2021
$25,200 April 2021
$24,080 April 2021
$29,429 March 2021
$22,784 March 2021