He still dominates the vintage card marketplace. Collectors buy Mickey Mantle cards. Dealers can't buy enough of them. More than 42 years after his last at-bat in a regular season game, Mantle remains hot.
His 1952 Topps card can sell for $15-20,000 even in a condition that could generously be described as ''not bad for its age'. However, it's not just his iconic first ever Topps issue that brings the biggest bucks. For high grade Mantle cards, collectors and dealers aren't shy about hitting the 'Buy it Now' button or entering a snipe, hoping to snare any of his other vintage Topps cards.
Here's a list of the top ten reported sales of PSA-graded Mickey Mantle cards--other than the 1952 Topps on eBay over the last 30 days:
- 1969 Topps white letters variation PSA 8 $4500 (19 bids)
- 1953 Topps PSA 8 $3550 (strange data here...most '53 Mantle 8's sell for $8-10,000)
- 1961 Topps PSA 9 $3200
- 1966 Topps PSA 9 $2900
- 1969 Topps PSA 9 $2775
- 1953 Topps PSA 6.5 $2437 (21 bids)
- 1959 Topps PSA 8 $1751 (22 bids)
- 1962 Topps PSA 7.5 $1675 (27 bids)
- 1960 Topps PSA 8 $1535
1952 Topps Mantle cards dominate the biggest graded card sales on eBay over the last 30 days, holding down five of the top ten spots.
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