February 2020 Winter Premium Auction
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 2/29/2020
In almost every Topps set from almost every year, one or more cards gain a reputation for condition sensitivity. More than any other player from the popular 1964 Topps Giants set, that dubious honor belongs to Mickey Mantle. Nearly 5,000 copies of the iconic 1964 Topps Giants Mickey Mantle card have passed through the grading room at PSA, and the offered example is the one and only masterpiece to have earned the grade of Gem Mint 10. Long considered a relatively easy Topps Mantle card to find in decent condition, the impossibility of finding a perfect copy has plagued high-end Mantle collectors for decades. Most copies show moderate traces of print snow and other print defects, usually concentrated around Mantle's cap, but the offered copy is so perfect in virtually every other regard that the PSA graders agreed to grant the Gem Mint 10 grade.

Perfect centering creates four perfectly equidistant borders that frame a bold image of the grizzled veteran in mid smile, while perfect edges with some mild and reassuring rough spots meet at perfect pinpoints for corners to complete the Gem Mint appeal of this unusually challenging issue. A card with massive appeal to high-grade Set Registry collectors of both Mantle and the 1964 Topps Giants set, a winning bid on this masterpiece Mick will distinguish your collection from even the finest cardboard assemblies on earth. If you've been waiting a significant portion of your adult life for this card to become available, don't hesitate now, because it might take another lifetime until it resurfaces or until another 10 is crowned.
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Minimum Bid: $8,000
Final prices include buyers premium: $10,727
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Saturday, February 29, 2020.
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