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

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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 Mickey Mantle is currently up for bid in Mile High Card Company’s October 2015 Auction.

The price is already over $255,000. And that’s with nearly two weeks remaining.

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In August, another PSA 8 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle sold for $400,950 through Goldin Auctions. A few days later, a PSA 7 hit $99,185.

To put a bit of perspective on the card’s growth in recent years, a PSA 8.5 version went for $130,000 in July, 2010. Even with the huge price tag, that’s a massive increase with new records seemingly being set every time one surfaces.

Bidding on Mile High’s PSA 8 ends on Thursday, October 15.

Other key items in the auction include a PSA 8 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle rookie card (currently at almost $65,000) and a PSA 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #149 ($38,747). For those looking to getting a slightly lower-quality 1952 Mantle, there’s a PSA 5 copy that’s at just $25,599.

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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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