Less than a month after the revelation of a big high-grade stash of 1952 Topps high numbers and other vintage cards, another newfound pristine childhood collection is on its way to PSA.
The latest find consisted of over 1,200 1950s cards, most of which were in impeccable shape including two high-grade 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle cards and a pair of valuable Jackie Robinson cards from the same series.
Heritage Auctions says it received the collection via consignment on Tuesday and placed the value in the “hundreds of thousands.” None of the cards had ever been graded but Heritage indicated via social media that process was in motion.
Among the others in the group were top grade examples of Mantle’s 1953 Topps card, two of his 1954 Bowman issue, a 1954 Bowman Ted Williams, three 1952 Topps Eddie Mathews rookie cards and additional high numbers along with a 1953 Topps Robinson. The 1952 Mantle cards would appear to be at least near mint, which would immediately push their value alone into six figures.
No details on the owner were immediately available but Heritage indicated that the cards were essentially “untouched since the 50s and in amazing condition.” They were still in the possession of the original owner who had cared for them over the years and simply decided it was time to sell.
Last month, a group of more than 3,000 mostly high-grade cards including five ’52 Topps Mantles and dozens of other Hall of Famers worth more than $1 million were consigned by the original owner.
They’ll be sold through upcoming auctions during the remainder of the year.