October 2018 Fall Classic Auction
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/4/2018
An extremely high-end PSA 8 NM-MT graded example of one of the most famous NY Yankees baseball cards ever produced by the legendary Topps company out of Brooklyn, New York. In 1956, Mickey Mantle led all of baseball with 52 home runs, 130 RBI, and a .353 batting average, a feat no other player has since matched. He also won the AL Most Valuable Player award, the Hikock Belt as the nation's top professional athlete, the World Series, and endless praise and admiration from fans around the world. No wonder he called it his "favorite summer." He would follow this landmark season with yet another MVP award in the year of issue, 1957, and a career best .365 average. Yogi, on the other hand, had earned the AL MVP in both '54 and '55, making four consecutive seasons that these two Bronx Bombers hoarded the AL MVP.

The ultimate issue in the 407-card 1957 set, which means it often suffered abuse from twine and rubber bands and/or its placement in shoe boxes, we very rarely find them with adequate enough centering for top grades, and it is a total anomaly to find one with no print defects, or print "snow," on the front surface. This one scores unusually high on both counts, and it features excellent image registration, or focus, as well as Mint or better corners and edges plus a stunning coat of factory fresh gloss. A highly desirable collector's keeper, and an obvious upgrade over almost any other PSA 8 copy you will ever encounter. In total, only 14 copies have ever graded higher from 3,850 submissions to the industry leading grading firm PSA, and those will run you over five figures, if they ever become available. Until then, take a chance on this sparkling specimen.
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Minimum Bid: $800
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,094
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Sunday, November 4, 2018.
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