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Yankees Legend Mickey Mantle 1952 Bowman Card Graded Mint 9 Sells for $540K

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist IVApril 10, 2022

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A 1952 Bowman card of New York Yankees legend Mickey Mantle sold at auction for $540,000 on Saturday, per Goldin. 

Goldin @GoldinCo

Final Sale Price: $540,000<br><br>An all-time record for any 1952 Bowman Mickey Mantle. <a href="https://t.co/y8vPCTuCA9">pic.twitter.com/y8vPCTuCA9</a>

The card, which Professional Sports Authenticator graded a mint 9, is just one of 13 known to have received such a pristine mark out of 3,400 copies in PSA's database. 

It is from Mantle's second MLB season. 

Per Goldin, the card's "depiction of The Mick is radiant, and every detail glows with near-perfect gloss and pack-fresh brightness."

While the 1952 Bowman Mantle sold for big bucks, it pales in comparison to some of the biggest sales in baseball card history, with the T206 SGC 3 Honus Wagner selling for $6.6 million this past year. 

Mantle's most expensive card is his 1952 Topps, specifically a PSA 9 that went for $5.2 million.

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