The King of Modern Baseball Cards! The offered 1952 Topps Baseball #311 Mickey Mantle rookie high number represents the pinnacle of collecting excellence for the modern hobbyist. Graded EX 5 by PSA with an (mc) qualifier due to errant factory centering on the reverse. This “giant size” jewel is crease-free and exhibits relatively strong corners, creamy white edges and a fresh surface with soft flesh tones and intricate uniform accents. The gray backed reverse is accentuated by crisp red-and-black typeface that is entirely absent of wax staining or other extraneous wear. Aside from a sliver of a neighboring card evident along the upper edge, the “stitches facing right” back is otherwise eye-catching and attractive.
A true American classic! The 1952 Topps Baseball #311 Mickey Mantle remains a permanent fixture atop many wantlists. While the supply of “The Commerce Comet” is never in question, the overwhelming demand for this Hall of Fame debut proves it as one of the few trading cards to transcend the sports collecting industry. For such enthusiasts, condition is not an issue. Fortunately, the offered specimen presents beautifully and serves as an undisputed and instantaneous cornerstone of any sports card collection. This item has a reserve. Estimated value ($30,000+)