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

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVOctober 24, 2021

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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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