So what is so special about a 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle baseball trading card? Why are people calling it the Holy Grail of trading cards? Well, if you happen to acquire one of these gems and PSA examines it and awards it a perfect grade of gem mint 10, you are now a multimillionaire. A Topps #311 Mickey Mantle gem mint PSA 10 rookie card - one of only three in existence with this rating, recently went on display at the Colorado History Museum in Denver on July 16 of this year. The card is insured for a cool $12 million!
A big reason the card is so treasured, other than the fact that it bears the rookie year likeness of one of baseball’s most beloved stars, is that many of them were returned along with many other unsold cards by retailers to make room for the new 1953 card stock. The returned cards were subsequently destroyed making the card very rare and valuable in nearly any condition.
The 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle rookie card, the most important and desirable of all post-war baseball trading cards, is just the second baseball card to top the million-dollar milestone after the T206 Honus Wagner which just hit the $3 million mark for the first time!
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