A 1952 Mickey Mantle Card Has Just Sold for $5.2 Million USD

Shattering all previous baseball card auction records.

By
Gaming
14,954 Hypes 5 Comments

Earlier this week, the founder of Dope CBD, Rob Gough purchased a 1952 Mickey Mantle baseball card for $5.2 million USD through PWCC Auctions, setting a new all-time baseball card auction price record.

The last time a Mantle card of similar caliber was sold, it was only for nearly half of the current price. Gough’s willingness to shell out seven figures for the Mickey Mantle card led to the shattering of the previous record, set by last August’s auction of Mike Trout‘s 2009 autographed Los Angeles Angels rookie card, which sold for just under $4 million USD. Both Trout and Mantle’s cards were given a PSA mint-9 grading. Supposedly, this 1952 Mantle card is “one of only a few known to be in existence with such a strong grade”.

Mantle’s 1952 Topps card is one of the most highly sought out cards in the baseball world. Unlike Trout’s card, which was a one-of-one, this Mantle card does not include an autograph nor is it a one-off production. Despite this, the card is still considered to be the Holy Grail of all baseball trading cards, due to the fact that it was the first year Topps began producing such cards. Mantle’s career cemented him as one of the greatest players to ever play the game. The Hall of Famer was a 20-time All-Star, three-time MVP, and seven-time World Series Champion who also won the Triple Crown and Gold Glove batting title.

Gough’s purchase did not come without research, “I’ve dreamt of owning a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle since I was a kid collecting cards. It’s the Mona Lisa of sports cards and I’ve been searching for this high-graded example talking to industry experts, dealers, auction houses, friends and I’m ecstatic that I’m now the proud owner of this iconic card.”

In case you missed it, German World Cup champion Christoph Kramer reveals his full Pokémon TCG collection.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Samsung's New  Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G Supports WiFi 6E
Tech

Samsung's New Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G Supports WiFi 6E

Delivering the company’s “most advanced pro-grade camera system.”

Hublot Updates Big Bang With New Integrated Metal Bracelet
Watches

Hublot Updates Big Bang With New Integrated Metal Bracelet

Presented by Hublot
Available in lightweight titanium, scratch-proof ceramic and King Gold.

Marvel Celebrates 2021 With Yearlong Rollout of New MCU Products Each Week
Entertainment

Marvel Celebrates 2021 With Yearlong Rollout of New MCU Products Each Week

“Marvel Must Haves” features MCU-inspired toys, games, books, apparel, and home decor.


Eastlogue Delivers Idyllic Seaside Lookbook for SS21
Fashion

Eastlogue Delivers Idyllic Seaside Lookbook for SS21

Inspired by the colors of the sedimentary rocks along the Korean peninsula.

Super Nintendo World Delays Opening Again Due to COVID-19
Travel

Super Nintendo World Delays Opening Again Due to COVID-19

Indefinitely, until further notice.

Pokémon TCG Reveals "First Partner" 25th Anniversary Promo Packs
Gaming

Pokémon TCG Reveals "First Partner" 25th Anniversary Promo Packs

Three oversized starting Pokémon per pack.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. By adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.