One of the highest quality examples of the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle—recently graded NM/MT 8 by CSG—is coming to auction later this week.
The card has been consigned to SCP Auctions, which believes it will sell for at least $1.5 million.
With possible roots in the well known find of 1952 Topps high numbers purchased by Alan “Mr. Mint” Rosen in 1986., it is the most valuable card ever encapsulated by Sarasota, FL-based CSG, a subsidiary of Certified Collectibles Group. The card had previously been graded by PSA.
A PSA 8 Mantle sold last week through Heritage Auctions for $1.47 million. In June of last year, another PSA 8 sold for over $2.1 million and other 8 also crossed the $2 million threshold four months later.
CSG’s Vice President Andy Broome, who examined the card before rendering the 8 grade, reports the “surface is near-flawless, color is exceptional. It’s a piece of artwork.”
PSA’s population report lists 35 ’52 Mantle cards graded 8 (14 higher) while SGC has rated 4 at that level (5 higher).
Bidding begins November 23 and concludes December 10.
Remember the lawsuit filed by a man who said the New England Patriots Hall of Fame didn’t properly shield his Tom Brady signed American flag from natural light, causing the autograph to fade?
It’s not a new, larger autograph courtesy of Brady, who signed it last week.
Thanks you @TomBrady The goat saved the day!!! Let’s get together to raise awareness for early intervention and some funds to support families with these amazing children!!! https://t.co/AjcCocHdEG pic.twitter.com/AUvx6RokbM
— Flaggate (@patsflaggate) November 21, 2022
Daniel Vitale, the owner of the flag—which once flew over the stadium in Foxboro–had loaned it to the Pats Hall but now says he’s hoping to sell it so he can hire a full-time nanny to care for his autistic daughter.
CBS’ 60 Minutes went all out for a feature on the World Cup sticker phenomenon Sunday night. The network sent a reporter to Europe to speak with some of the most passionate fans and family members of the founder of Panini, which creates the stickers and albums that are collected around the world.
Add the University of Washington to the list of of football teams offering sets of trading cards to fans and collectors as part of the new NIL rules.
The school has partnered with Jackson Foods to sell packs of 14 cards for $12.99 with one out of every ten packs containing an autograph card. The cards will be sold at Jackson stores in the state of Washington beginning in mid-December.
Ten different players appear on autographed cards, numbered 1-100, including Michael Penix Jr., Alex Cook, Jeremiah Martin and Rome Odunze.