Exciting Mantle submission...UPDATED 4/17
Just figured I’d share this here as my excitement is starting to bubble over and I wanted to share it with my fellow CU members. I have six Mickey Mantle items at Newport Beach as we speak. My hope is I will have them back by May sometime but I’m not one who minds or complains about turnaround time. Granted, they’re not 6 1952 Topps 311’s but they’re picture pack/Photo Pack items. I’m not working on his master set, per se, but I’ve long collected Mickey Mantle stuff and have an eclectic mix including cards. Anyway, they’re all logged in now. The All Star Pack is on a hand written form (Jumbo Form) and so I can’t quite screen cap it but I have posted scans before (and will slip one into this thread, too). If I were to appraise the condition, I thought it would conservatively earn a 5 or better with a 6 the likeliest outcome. There’s no writing, no creases, sharp corners and very minimal toning.
Then there’s this batch of five:
Of them, the 1962 is the one most worth discussing. For whatever reason, the pop of these is weirdly low and as someone who looks for and collects these you never really see them. This one is in awesome shape. Other than tilt, it’s sharp. As mentioned before, I lose the ability to distinguish much above a 7 but I think this could get that or better. It is just really sharp. I had another at the same time as this one and sold it to a guy working on the master set and it graded 5. I thought this one considerably sharper.
The 55-57 is long a favorite of mine and seen on many other issues, too. I sold my SGC 7 when I found this. I prefer to send raw rather than cross graded and have high hopes for this one too.
The 1966 Team Issue is also good looking and the 1959 Jay Publishing All Star is pretty high end looking but the Jay All Star is mid to lower grade with a small nick along the left side. I’ll put up the scan of each shortly. Gotta find them.
The 62-65 Jay Portrait is a just beater that presents well. A 2 wouldn’t surprise me at all with an upside of 3.
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