Yankees Legend Mickey Mantle 1952 Topps Card Sells for $2M at Auction

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVOctober 24, 2021

The most-sought after baseball card in the world, a PSA gem mint 10 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card known as the Holy Grail of cards, sits on display in the Hall of Legends at the Rally Hotel as part of an exhibit of baseball memorabilia leading up to the playing of the Major League Baseball All Star Game on Saturday, July 10, 2021, in Denver. The card, owned by Denver attorney Marshall Fogel, is on display for three days as part of the exhibit staged by History Colorado and the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club Foundation. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
AP Photo/David Zalubowski

A 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card sold for a little more than $2 million at auction over the weekend.

Goldin Auctions @GoldinAuctions

Final Sale Price: $2,029,500 <a href="https://t.co/GSc48RXBIk">pic.twitter.com/GSc48RXBIk</a>

The card received a near-mint grade of 8, which is outstanding condition for a card of this age.

A similar card with a 9 grade went for $5.2 million at an auction in January.

Trading cards have seen a massive spike in value in recent years, with collectors taking advantage of the long-term investment opportunity as an alternative to the stock market.

Mantle made his first of 20 All-Star teams in 1952 and finished third in the MVP balloting at the age of 20.


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