Tag Archives: Mickey Mantle

More vintage Mickey Mantle cards breaking price records

Several key vintage Mickey Mantle cards set new records in the Memory Lane Inc 2016 Winter Classic Auction including a 1951 Bowman and 1952 Topps Mantle.

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 8 nets record $486,100 in eBay auction

A 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 8 sells for a record $486,100 in an eBay auction by PWCC.

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle passes $250,000 at Mile High Auction — and there’s still 2 weeks to go

070001 By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor Modern sports cards can see a lot of ups and downs. It’s like a roller coaster, even if you’re playing well. It’s in the old stuff where there’s a lot more stability. And for many marquee vintage cards, they’re seeing lots of growth. A PSA 8 1952 Topps […]

Beckett 20 Questions … either/or edition

000001 By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor We’re a picky bunch when it comes to collecting — we choose sides with teams, leagues, players and more. For this month’s 20 Questions in Beckett Baseball, we want you to choose sides with players. Who do you dare to choose in these 20 scenarios? — — […]

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle values continue to rise

030001 By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor Another week, another record price for the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle. For the second time in a month, a new high has been set for the iconic card. During Memory Lane’s Summer Break Auction, a PSA 7 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle closed at $99,185 including the buyer’s premium. […]

The $400,000 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle and other top sales from the 2015 Goldin Summer Auction

000000 By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor $400,000 for a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle? That’s what a top-condition copy of the card sold for at the 2015 Goldin Summer Auction. Actually, the final price with buyer’s premium was $400,950 for the iconic card, which has been graded a PSA 8. The Mantle was the top […]

Mighty-affordable Micks: Five vintage Mickey Mantles that won’t break the bank

Mickey Mantle is one of the most-popular baseball players ever, and his prices on key cards reflect that even as we approach the 20-year anniversary of his death.

Iconic cards headed for auction appear at Beckett booth

000000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media Collectors that stopped by the Beckett Media booth at the 36th National Sports Collectors Convention had an opportunity to get an up-close look at some of the hobby’s most coveted cards that will soon be available for bidding in upcoming events from Beckett Auctions and Goodwin & Co. […]

1968 Topps test proof display highlights May auction

090000   Beckett Auctions is pleased to kick-off its May “Hobby Legends” Auction and there are some unique items on the block this month. Lot No. 1 features a key piece from The Benanti Collection, which is a 1968 Topps Test 3-D Framed Proof Sheet (Non-Lenticular color test) that features eight cut signatures, including Roberto Clemente. Also, making […]

Rookie Jordan shoes among SCP auction highlights

000000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media It is hard to imagine one of basketball’s greatest legends wearing anything on his feet other than his iconic namesake Air Jordan shoes, but early in his rookie season, Michael Jordan wore a different type of sneaker and a game-worn pair is hitting the auction block via SCP […]

Your Turn: Are you a fan of stamped buybacks?

Are you a fan of stamped buybacks? Why or why not?

Beckett Auctions “All Star” Auction Ends Sunday

000000 By Derek Ficken | Beckett Media Beckett Auctions current auction is in its last few days before it closes for good on one-of-a-kind items like a complete BGS 9.5 set of 1986-87 Fleer Basketball, a Rawlings/Adirondack bat featuring 41 HOF signatures including Willie Mays, Ted Williams, Don Drysdale, and many more! The auction ends […]

Gridiron Greats Auction Ends Sunday

000000 There are only two days left on the clock in our Gridiron Greats Auction and with an incredible assortment of over 450 lots of prime football memorabilia, collectors have an excellent opportunity to purchase some true hobby treasures. Among the highlights are some highly-collected cards such as 1997 Upper Deck Legends Autographs in addition […]

Gridiron Greats Auction Starts Today

070000 As you sit back and enjoy this weekend’s NFL playoff action and root for the team you want to see head to the Super Bowl, it will be worth your while to head over to Beckett Auctions and check out the amazing cards and memorabilia up for bidding in our Gridiron Greats auction that […]

Beckett 20 Questions: Retro sets & vintage cards

With plenty of popular retro brands, there are plenty of new options to revisit the old, and we want to ring in the new year with 20 Questions on both pieces of this collecting puzzle.

BVG 5.5 1952 Topps Mantle Variant Highlights December Auction

000000 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 […]

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

000000 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 […]

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

0110000 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 […]

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

040000 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 […]

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.