Mickey Mantle 1952 Topps #311 Rookie Card SGC 70 (5.5) Excellent+. Description: Beautiful card of the HOFer! Before originally purchasing this card I searched for years for an example that was extremely well centered and exhibited qualities far above it's technical grade.
No athlete in the history of the hobby has more individually-significant cards than Mantle, yet the answer to this question is easy. The most important Mantle card is, arguably, the most important baseball card in the entire industry. If I were to select one card to act as the poster child or the symbol of baseball card collecting, it would be the 1952 Topps Mantle #311.No, it is not Mantles rookie card. That would be his 1951 Bowman, but the 1952 Topps card has taken on a life of its own. The card is more pop culture art than mere baseball card at this point. There is no doubt that it is the anchor of the most important postwar baseball card set ever made, but the power of its image is greater than the sum of the cards parts or attributes.
If there were a Mount Rushmore of cards and it was limited to one spot, this card would get it every time. Please see picture for condition evaluation. Get images that make Supersized seem small.The item "Mickey Mantle Rookie Card 1952 Topps #311 SGC 70 EX+ 5.5 Excellent RC Centered" is in sale since Wednesday, February 3, 2021. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Sports Trading Cards\Baseball Cards". The seller is "kencope" and is located in Arvada, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States.