1952 Topps Mickey Mantle Rookie Card

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle Rookie Card Sells for $12.6 Million

Sets Record For World’s Most Valuable Sports Collectible

Heritage Auctions has officially auctioned off the highest graded 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle Rookie Card for a whopping $12.6 million. This historic baseball rookie card is now the world’s most valuable sports collectible.

But at 12:28 a.m. CST Sunday, it became official when Heritage Auctions sold the 1952 Mantle, graded a Mint+ 9.5 by Sportscard Guaranty Corporation, for $12.6 million.

Heritage Auctions

Nearly a year ago, a T-206 Honus Wagner card sold for $6.6 million, according to Heritage Auctions. It was the most expensive card at the time. This was recently eclipsed in a private sale of a different T-206 Honus Wagner card which fetched $7.25 million, according to ESPN.

The thriving sports collectibles market has made these baseball card auctions and private sales possible. According to Market Decipher, the sports memorabilia market was estimated at $26 billion in 2021. If more expensive cards hit the market in the next few years that estimate will most certainly be eclipsed.

What is the most expensive sports memorabilia item you have purchased? Share your thoughts with my readers in the comments below.

Check out the 1952 Mickey Mantle baseball cards being auctioned and sold on eBay. Buy it now prices from $5 through $729k.

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle Cards on eBay

as of January 19, 2023 12:40 pm

Mickey Charles Mantle, nicknamed "the Commerce Comet" and "the Mick", was an American professional baseball player. Mantle played his entire Major League Baseball career with the New York Yankees as a center fielder, right fielder, and first baseman. - Wikipedia

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