1952 Topps Mantle Leads as 6 Cards Hit Six Figures at 2018 Heritage Summer Platinum Auction

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A 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle graded PSA 8.5 sold for $810,000. A PSA 8 copy went for $420,000. Both were the top baseball card sales during Heritage Auctions’ 2018 Summer Platinum Night Sports Collectibles Auction.

All top six cards sold for more than $100,000.

The PSA 8.5 copy is part of a newly uncovered stash of long-forgotten vintage cards two brothers had since their childhood. It’s one of five second-year 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle cards in their collection.

It’s one of five to have the NM-MT+ 8.5 grade from PSA. The 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle has just six PSA 9 and three PSA 10 copies. The highest grade for a BVG copy is an 8.

For price comparisons, a PSA 9 Mantle sold for $2.88 million this past April, also through Heritage Auctions. That particular card was owned by former NFL player Evan Mathis.

Here’s a list of all of the cards to sell for more than $100,000 during Heritage’s sale.

Top-Selling Baseball Cards at HeritageAuctions’ 2018 Summer Platinum Night Sports Collectibles Auction

1. 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 8.5 – $810,000

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 8-5 Heritage Aug-2018 500

2. 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 8 – $420,000

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 8 Heritage Aug-2018 500

3. 1916 Indianapolis Brewing Babe Ruth PSA 4 – $264,000

1916 Indianapolis Brewing Babe Ruth PSA 4 500

4. 1914 Boston Garter Color Ty Cobb SGC 50 – $204,000

5. 1914 Cracker Jack Christy Mathewson PSA 5 – $144,000

6. 1909-11 T206 Piedmont Christy Mathewson Portrait PSA 8.5 – $114,000

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Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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