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PSA NM-MT 8
1953 Topps Mickey Mantle
Summer 2014 Auction
Lot Number: 369
1953 Topps # 82
Graded by PSA as NM-MT 8
Starting Bid: $5,000
This is an extremely attractive example of Yankees Hall-of-Fame legend Mickey Mantle's ultra-popular 1953 Topps card. This was Mantle's second Topps issue, on which the featured artwork of a youthful Mantle with his Yankees cap+Q354 is simply spectacular.
Mantle enjoyed a brilliant 18-year career (1951-1968), all with the Yankees. He was named to 20 All Star teams, was a seven-time World Series champion, won three AL MVP Awards (and was runner-up another three times), and won the 1956 Triple Crown Award. He established the lifetime World Series record for most home runs, RBI's, runs, extra-base hits, and total bases.
Graded NM-MT 8 by PSA, the offered example is a real beauty! It is nicely centered with clean borders and edges, outstanding surface quality, a spectacular richly colored portrait image of Mantle, superb printing quality, and an absolutely blinding glossy finish.