Value of Mickey Mantle Baseball Cards

by on April 14, 2011

No matter if a person has a small baseball collection for fun, or one used as a major investment, the dream is to own several Mickey Mantle baseball cards.  There are a few cards the average person could afford but most are big ticket items.

Value of Mickey Mantle Rookie Cards

The price of a Mickey Mantle rookie card is determined by a few factors. The condition of the card or cards is vital to its value. The better the condition the more the Mickey Mantle rookie card is worth.  Scarcity also a determining factor when figuring out how much a Mickey Mantle rookie card is worth. Like condition, scarcity can make a big difference when it comes to pricing.

Best and Most Valuable Mickey Mantle Rookie Card- 1952 Bowman #101 Mickey Mantle.  This is also his most expensive rookie card.

Mickey Mantle Bio-
An autographed 1952 Bowman Mickey Mantle Baseball Card in mint condition, graded PSA/DNA Slabbed sells between $3,000 and $3,500 and a 1963 Topps #200 Mickey Mantle HOF Baseball card, graded SCD 7.5 grade is about $1,200.  A more affordable choice is the 1966 Rub-Offs #57 Baseball Card, graded SCD 9/PSA 9 that sells for about $700.

Mickey Mantle is one of the most famous players in MLB in history.  For 18 seasons, Mantle played with the American League as center fielder for the New York Yankees.  He was the recipient of three AL MVP Awards, played in 16 All-Star games, participated in 12 World Series while helping his team to seven victories, and to this day, holds a number of records set.  One record is for the most homeruns hit in the World Series with 18 but also most RBIs with 40, most runs with 42, most walks with 42, most extra base hits with 26, and most total bases with 123.  Mantle also had the most walk-off homeruns and one of his greatest accomplishments came in 1974 when he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.  Mantle was also a premier switch hitter who officially retired from the game in 1969.  Some of the less expensive Mickey Mantle baseball cards can be purchased through eBay and other online auction sites but for the rare and expensive cards, professional dealers are typically the best source.

Teams Mickey Mantle has Played For- New York Yankees

Top 3 Mickey Mantle Rookie Cards- These are some of the best Mickey Mantle Rookie cards and some of his most expensive.
1952 Bowman #101 Mickey Mantle
1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle
1953 Bowman Color #44 Hank Bauer/Yogi Berra/Mickey Mantle

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