The PWCC Marketplace announced on Thursday that Mickey Mantle Baseball Cards broke the 5-month-old record for the best-selling sports card ever.
The 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 9 – PSA is a grading system ranging from 1–10 – took records from a Mike Trout rookie who sold for $ 3.94 million in August. It is believed that only six PSA 9s of that mantle card exist.
Actor Rob Goff, who acquired the Street Wear brand Dope in 2017, bought the ’52 Mantle ‘, which was sold by former NFL lineman Ivan Mathis in 2018 for $ 2.88 million.
“1952 Topps is the sacred grave of the mantle sports card,” Gough said. “As a kids’ wrapping pack in the 90s, I always dreamed of a single owner. … I felt this mantle was too short.”
While not a Mantle Rockies, the 1952 cards are noted for being the first annual set of toppes and duplicated by thousands, followed by overproduction in the 1960’s in the Hudson River.
Since August, Gough has placed the 1916 Sporting News babe Ruth Rookie, the 1917 Collins-McCarthy Joe Jackson and several PSA 10 Michael Jordan Rookie cards, among others.
The purchase is another milestone amid the recent increase in big-money sports memorabilia sales. Eight cards have now sold for $ 900,000 or more, with eight sold in the last 12 months. A T206 Ones Wagner PSA 5 sold in 2016, before trout rookie sales in August, fetched a record $ 3.12 million.
And the roof can still rise. There are three recognized PSA 10 (rated “gem mint” conditions in existence, one “virtually perfect card, according to PSA”), one of which was on a climate-controlled, UV-protected display and was carried by an armored car in Colorado Was moved. 2018. They are worth more than $ 10 million.