In the world of sports collecting and investing, if the T206 Honus Wagner is The Holy Grail of memorabilia, the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle Rookie Card must certainly be The Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow!!!!!
With higher grade Mantle rookies selling for well above $1 million, this PSA 4 represents a solid value-buy whether you’re building an investment portfolio or a solid memorabilia collection. No serious collection of cards should be without a Mantle rookie. In our opinion, look for mid-grade Mantle prices, such as this PSA 4 to rise in value as higher grade Mantle offerings are disappearing from availability at the highest rate in history.
This Mantle rookie’s grade is defined by touches at the corners, slight aging of the white borders, a 65/35 top to bottom cut and 65/55 horizontal cut. Colors are still vibrant and the card’s surfaces show minimal signs of wear.