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Lot 273: Exceptional 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Rookie.

Hunt Auctions

August 26, 2020
Exton, PA, US

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Exceptional 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Rookie. Choice example of the single most desirable card issued in the post-war period is within the top two or three which we have handled in over thirty years. Perfectly centered with an essentially flawless surface there is the slightest touch to corners visible only under magnification. A pair of minute imperfections on either edge (again not readily apparent without close inspection) are the only possible attributes that could account for the presented technical grade. When describing high condition graded cards of this type and value level we believe it very important to carefully choose those examples that truly deserve additional contextual information. This particular card demands as much. It is well documented within the current marketplace that standards for the major grading companies have become incredibly strict in comparison with the population of previously graded cards over the last 10-20 years. For a card of this quality and condition scarcity it simply must be quantified that it has been graded within these recent parameters and in our opinion presents as NM or better. Superb investment grade card with spectacular eye appeal: SGC 6 EX NM

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Hunt Auctions
August 26, 2020, 11:00 AM EST

Exton, PA, US

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during game action.

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Lots not paid for/taken at the site of the sale will return to the
Pennsylvania offices of Hunt Auctions for shipment or pick-up - this could take a few days depending on the location of the auction. Shipping,
handling, and insurance for all absentee bid/phone items are the responsibility
of the winning bidder. Items are packaged and shipped via Fed-Ex with a signature required. Shipment will occur 7-10
days after funds have been received and cleared. Shipping estimates may
be provided upon request before the auction. Any changes to shipping address or special requests should accompany payment in writing.

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SC 6%
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