Don’t get us wrong – $5.2 million is a big number. In fact, it’s a record-breaking number for the most expensive baseball card sold to date, which now belongs to the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card in PSA 9 mint condition.
Most of the graded cards out in the sports card market will be your typical singles slabbed to keep the piece of cardboard in good condition as well as to increase its value. But there are some that grade whole wax packs of sports cards.
In this great article in Forbes.com, you’ll read a story about how one collector ended up with five 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball cards – and it didn’t cost him that much.
Damn is right, as one Twitter comment remarked after the eBay auction ended for the 1952 Topps Willie Mays (PSA Graded 9) went for more than $235,000.
We talked about sports cards from the 1980s and 1990s not holding its value due to mass overproduction.
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Growing up collecting sports cards, the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card was the most iconic card that I could only dream of buying one day.
Having seen this short PSA video below, that dream continues.
The rise in value of this tremendous vintage card is incredible, now exceeding $1 million dollars for one that has a PSA grade of 8.5.
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