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Tag Archives: Mickey Mantle

BVG 5.5 1952 Topps Mantle Variant Highlights December Auction

This year, Beckett Auctions has gone to great lengths to bring collectors some incredible and rare treasures and for their December event, one of the hobby’s most coveted cards is up for bids and the action on the BVG 5.5 1952 Mickey Mantle “B” version is expected to be intense when it starts at 12:00 […]

Auction Estimator: How much will this Mantle fetch?

The 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle is one of the hobby’s most-coveted cards of the bubble-gum era, an iconic want of Baby Boomers and younger baseball fans alike.

Beckett Auctions Celebrates Legends of Baseball in October

For enthusiasts of fine sports memorabilia, there is nothing to get one’s blood flowing like a chance to own something rare and special. Beckett Auctions is almost ready to let the bidding begin on its October event and there will be something for everyone to consider.

Beckett 20 Questions on … memorabilia cards

It’s all memorabilia cards all the time as we prep The Game-used Issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly, so it is right here, too. Here is the latest installment of 20 Questions — all about mem cards.

2014 National Treasure Hunt: Saturday Edition

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor As the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention keeps rolling along, many great items are turning up on the show floor and commanding the attention of the crowd. One of the greatest things about the National is the diversity of collectibles that can be bought, sold or even traded […]

Highest BVG-graded 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card sells for $81,000+

The best Beckett-graded Mick came and went on auction block this past weekend resulting in a big sale.

Hobby showdown: Who do you choose when it comes to your cardboard?

Who do you choose? It’s a simple question, but when it comes to cardboard it might not always be an easy choice.

High-grade vintage powers Memory Lane auction

A PSA 9 copy of Mickey Mantle’s 1951 Bowman Rookie Card sold for a reported record-high during Memory Lane Inc.’s $1.4 million summer catalog auction completed this weekend.

Ripping Retail: Inside a New York Yankees Fan Box

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a New York Yankees Fan Box — a retail repackage product featuring nothing but pinstripes — in this latest episode of Ripping Retail.

Beckett 20 Questions on … Rookie Cards

It’s no secret to many of those who buy, sell and collect that there’s one type of card that will outsell all the others no matter what happens to a player during or after his career.

At the National: Mickey Mantle game-worn 1963 jersey tops $450K in auction

By Dan Good | Contributing Editor A Mickey Mantle game-worn jersey drew $454,100 (including premiums) in Legendary Auctions’ Friday sale, one of the highest prices ever paid for a baseball jersey. Mantle wore the jersey during the end of the 1963 season. After the season ended, the jersey was shipped to minor-league Binghampton, and GM […]

At the National: 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle stolen from dealer’s display

By Dan Good | Contributing Editor Thieves stole a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle from a dealer’s case at the National Sports Collectors Convention – and now authorities and fellow dealers are trying to track down the card. Jeff Foy, a dealer with Indianapolis-based Card Country, said he believes a group of three people were likely […]

Philadelphia Eagles guard Evan Mathis shows off his impressive collection

Philadelphia Eagles guard Evan Mathis is an avid card collector. He owns some of the hobby’s rarest cards.

Mickey Mantle’s 1960 Yankees contract heads to auction to benefit hurricane relief efforts

The Mick will help New York and New Jersey rebuild after Hurricane Sandy.

It’s a dirty job: Dave Hobrecht creates game-used art

It’s game-used art — as in artwork with actual game-used dirt from MLB stadiums ground and mixed into the charcoal and pastel used to make the pieces.

Five baseball card trades Jeffrey Loria would make

After the Florida Marlins’ latest firesale blockbuster trade, Olds started wondering … what other baseball trades might Jeffrey Loria make?

Card Gallery: 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter

This year’s edition of Topps Allen & Ginter officially arrives in hobby shops today.

Box Busters: 2012 Topps Tier One + Big Contest

What will they find inside? What can you win? Watch and find out …

Topps unveils five-card National VIP set

Topps’ National VIP set includes an offering of cards modeled in the famed 1952 design … but with a twist.

Upcoming Topps Tier One will let you hobnob with elites via massive bat knob set

For card collectors and game-used cards, bats are not always as impressive. It’s not always a love-love relationship. But Topps is intending to change that with its upcoming Tier One release.

First Look: 2012 Topps Update baseball cards

Topps released the basic product information and preview images Friday for its final chapter of the flagship brand this year, 2012 Topps Update.

First Look: 2012 Topps Triple Threads (updated)

Topps released the basic product information and preview images for this year’s edition of Triple Threads on Friday, and it looks like the seventh edition of the always-popular hit- and autograph-laden brand will deliver what collectors have come to expect — maybe more.

Mickey Mantle is Topps’ fifth Prime 9 redemption

Topps has announced its fifth HTA Prime 9 card of the year, and it’s Mickey Mantle who is the newest player to be part of its hobby shop redemption card program.

Ripping Retail: 2012 Topps baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into several types of 2012 Topps baseball packs in this latest edition of Ripping Retail — two days before the official street date for the product.

First look: 2012 Topps Solid Golden Greats

With five days remaining until the arrival of the hobby’s most collected baseball card set, Topps has pulled back the curtain on a set of rather lustrous cards that will be found in packs of 2012 Topps as redemptions.