Bidding for the SGC 9.5 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle is now at $7.92 million with the buyer’s premium factored into the bidding at Heritage Auctions. The auction still has over a week to run.
David Mantle wasn’t born yet when Topps released the card that would become a symbol of baseball in the 1950s and one of the most sought after cards on the planet. Mickey’s son is 66 now and doesn’t own one, but wishes he’d taken the plunge when he had the chance years ago.
“I’m kind of like Dad. He never understood it. We don’t understand it. It makes us proud,” David Mantle told WFAA in Dallas for this story about the auction and the never ending interest in the ’52 Mantle. “I know it’s just a card. But it still resembles Dad’s career to me.”
eBay has lowered the minimum value for cards that can be submitted to its new vault service. When the program went live in June, the company stated that only graded cards valued at $750 or more could be shipped to its secure Delaware facility.
On Wednesday, however, the company stated via Twitter that it was now accepting cards with a value of $350 or more.
To be eligible for vault storage, cards must carry authentication and grading from PSA, SGC, CSG/CGC or Beckett and purchased directly on eBay. More details on what the eBay vault offers users can be found here
eBay says sales of Serena Williams cards jumped 713% the day after the tennis great announced she would be retiring after this year. Sales of all Williams collectibles went up 968%.
Topps’ latest round of Project100 cards includes some rookie stars.
Julio Rodriguez and Oneal Cruz are featured in the ongoing series, along with cards of Pete Alonso (the Polar Bear theme), Mike Trout and Yordan Alvarez.
Base cards are $20 each via this page on Topps’ website. They’re printed to 3,999 copies with silver foil-stamped logo parallels numbered to /299 randomly sent out.
Artist Proof and Deluxe editions are also offered.
Subway spokesman Steph Curry wore a jersey during a commercial shoot that’s turned into a big charity fundraiser.
Carrying pepperoni grease and marinara sauce, the “game stained” jersey was sold in this eBay auction that ended Wednesday night.
Proceeds will go to a children’s charity started by Curry and his wife Ayesha.