Mickey Mantle RCs & More, Pt. 2

Mantle’s Cards to Collect

Date: Jan 12, 2024
Topics: Baseball, How To Collect, Mickey Mantle
Length: 509 Words
Reading Time: ~3 Minutes

Mickey Mantle is a name synonymous with baseball greatness. Long after his playing career, the Yankees’ legend continues to captivate collectors and enthusiasts alike with his iconic trading cards. These cherished pieces have become symbols of the Golden Age of baseball and a testament to a legacy that culminated in a Hall of Fame spot and movies about his career. From his early start with the New York Yankees to his legendary switch-hitting prowess, Mantle’s cards have transcended mere collectibles, becoming arguably the most coveted in the space. In this list, we’re looking at the top Mickey Mantle cards, with some commanding prices reaching the millions.

Mickey Mantle Cards #s 5-1

5: 1956 Topps #135 Mickey Mantle

After a two-year hiatus from Topps products, Mantle returned with a bang in 1956 with the 1956 Topps #135 Mickey Mantle. That year, “The Mick” took home the triple crown, batting .353 to go along with 52 homers and 130 RBIs. He’d later write a book about the legendary season titled My Favorite Summer. No surprise this card topped six figures.

4: 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle

The 1953 Topps set stands as one of the most aesthetically pleasing trading card sets of all time, and the image above serves as living proof. This legendary and meticulously crafted set not only showcased stunning visuals but also introduced trivia questions, biographies, and brief stats on card backs. Among the gems within the collection, the 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle card stands out as one of the most coveted in the Mantle family. The reason becomes evident when you consider that a PSA 9 grade of this card fetched over $300,000. Here, we find both beauty and a rich slice of baseball history!

3: 1953 Bowman #101 Mickey Mantle

Bowman went with a hand-painted set in 1953 and released this beauty of a Mickey Mantle card. A PSA 9 sold for $504,000 not too long ago, and guess what? There is a PSA 10 out there. It sold for $43,000 in 2004, and the price should be much higher given what a PSA 9 goes for. Salute to the lucky owner of the known PSA 10.

2: 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle RC

The 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle is the “The Mick’s” only true rookie card. That alone is why we’re playing in the seven-figure ballpark with this bad boy. Now, this isn’t the most coveted Mickey Mantle card out there, but it made the top three and one sold for an eye-popping $3,192,000. Bowman definitely had the juice in the early 1950s.

1: 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle

In August 2022, a 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle card, graded at an astounding 9.5 by PSA, shattered records by becoming the most expensive sports item, card, or piece of memorabilia ever sold, commanding a staggering $12.6 million. While it may not be Mickey Mantle’s true rookie card, the 1952 Topps #311 card is iconic, emerging from what was then the largest trading card set in history. Today, there are more of these prized Mantle cards in circulation, but their value remains nothing to underestimate.

Mickey Mantle RCs & More Pt. 1

Mickey Mantle RCs & More, Pt. 1

The Mick’s Cards to Collect

Date: Jan 12, 2024
Topics: Baseball, How To Collect, Mickey Mantle
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