Collect this 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle rookie card, PSA graded 8 OC.
This is perhaps the most sought-after trading card ever produced. Mickey Mantle was a rookie in the 1951 season when Topps trading card was just a start-up company. Topps's first major trading card release came in the 1952 season and they produced cards in series. The fine series was released at the end of the season and many of the "High Series" card #'s 311-407 became very scarce. Mickey Mantle's Topps rookie card was #311 and produced in very limited production. Finding a card graded 7 or over is very rare.
No athlete in the history of the hobby has more individually significant cards than Mantle, yet the answer to this question is easy. The most important Mantle card is, arguably, the most important baseball card in the entire industry. If you were to select one card to act as the poster child or the symbol of baseball card collecting, it would be the 1952 Topps Mantle #311. No, it is not Mantle’s rookie card. That would be his 1951 Bowman, but the 1952 Topps card has taken on a life of its own. The card is more pop-culture art than a mere baseball card at this point. There is no doubt that it is the anchor of the most important postwar baseball card set ever made, but the power of its image is greater than the sum of the card’s parts or attributes. If there were a Mount Rushmore of cards and it was limited to one spot, this card would get it every time.
This PSA 8 grade is pack fresh and has a beautiful appearance. Being slightly off-center prevents the card from possibly receiving a PSA 9 Grade.
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