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

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1952 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 8 PWCC-Nov-2015

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

Update: The final bid was $486,100, which sets a new high for a PSA 8 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle sold at public auction.

Continuing with the trend of blockbuster prices for high-end Mickey Mantle cards, a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle graded PSA 8 NM-MT has topped $460,000 in an eBay auction. The card has already broken records.

With the auction set to close later tonight at about 9:30PM EST (6:30PM PST), there’s a chance it could go past $475,000 or even $500,000.

The Mantle is being sold on consignment by PWCC Auctions and is one of 32 with the same PSA grade.

More than 70 bids have been placed already for the card. To help cut down on potential bogus bids, anyone who would like to have a chance at the card must preregister.

This is the fourth PSA 8 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle to sell at public auction in the last 12 months. It’s also the record-breaking sale for the card in the same condition. In the summer, Goldin Auctions sold one for $392,700. Mile High Card sold one last month for $309,613. Both of these were already significant jumps for the $268,664 one went for last December through SCP Auctions.

Less than a decade ago, the going rate for a PSA 8 Mantle was less than $100,000.

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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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2 comments

  1. Richard 8 November, 2015 at 17:12

    I remember when it originally climbed to over 50K and then the price collapsed and it dropped to
    under 30k. Who the heck would have guessed that it would have been a good investment at that point?

  2. Charlie DiPietro 9 November, 2015 at 10:15

    The 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle is the Post-War Champion of Sports Cards. The bids realized for this card are a good indication that rare (in quantity or condition) vintage cards continue to be a good investment.

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