1952 Topps Mickey Mantle values continue to rise

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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. According to Memory Lane, this is more than $40,000 higher than the previous record for a PSA 7 Mantle sold publicly. It’s also a huge jump from the $20,000 to $30,000 they were consistently selling for just five years ago.

This sale comes on the heels of a PSA 8 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle going for $400,950, another record.

And it’s not just the one card that is rising. High-end copies of all vintage Mickey Mantle cards are all seeing strong market action over the past few years.

This past weekend, a PSA 9 1957 Topps Mickey Mantle went for $48,373. That’s more than double what the auction house sold one for a couple of years ago. Six years ago, they sold one for $7,502.

Other Mantles in the Summer Break Auction included a PSA 7 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle rookie card ($21,769) and a PSA 9 1956 Topps gray back ($34,914).

An important piece of hobby history was also sold this weekend by Memory Lane. The original 8×10 photo used to create the paintings for three of the four 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth cards surpassed $25,000. The image was taken by Charles Conlin.

Here’s a list of the top sales from the auction.

Top 10 2015 Memory Lane Summer Break Auction Results

All prices include the 19.5% buyer’s premium.

1. 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 7 – $99,185

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2. 1957 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 9 – $48,373

1957 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 9

3. 1956 Topps Mickey Mantle Gray Back PSA 9 – $34,914

1956 Topps Mickey Mantle Gray Back PSA 9

4. 1927 Charles Conlin Babe Ruth Photo – $25,228

1927 Charles Conlin Babe Ruth Photo 1933 Goudey

5. 1954 Topps Hank Aaron Rookie Card PSA 8 – $24,478

1954 Topps Hank Aaron Rookie Card PSA 8

6. 1935 National Chicle Bronko Nagurski PSA 6 – $23,880

1935 National Chicle Bronko Nagurski PSA 6

7. 1957 Topps Sandy Koufax PSA 9 – $22,964

1957 Topps Sandy Koufax PSA 9

8. 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle Rookie Card PSA 7 – $21,769

1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle Rookie Card PSA 7

9. 1954 Topps Al Kaline Rookie Card PSA 9 – $21,769

1954 Topps Al Kaline Rookie Card PSA 9

10. 1952 Topps Eddie Mathews Rookie Card PSA 7 – $21,171

1952 Topps Eddie Mathews Rookie Card PSA 7

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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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