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|The Mickey Mantle 1952 Topps PSA 9 is the most-valuable post-war baseball trading card, manufactured by Topps.
It sold for $282,000 in 2008.
Although this 1952 card is widely known as Mantle’s rookie card, Bowman actually produced the first Mantle card in 1951.1
Mantle played his entire 18-year career with the New York Yankees from 1951 to 1968.
The switch-hitter won seven World Series and was arguably the most popular player of the 1950s, which accounts for the high-price of this card.
The card sold for $282,000 on eBay in 2008, making it the most-valuable post-war baseball card ever sold.2
PSA 10 versions
A PSA Gem Mint 10 version of the card, known as the Roehrig-Garcia specimen, sold for $275,000 in 2001.
It is one of three Gem Mint 10 graded specimens of this card. The Fogel-Murphy fetched $121,000 in 1996, while the Wormser-Candiotti made $104,500 in 1998.3
Main article: List of notable trading cards
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