A card that needs no introduction and is considered the Mona Lisa of trading cards. Being the first Topps cards produced featuring Mantle, this card is likely to be the most expensive card in existence in a PSA 10. A PSA 9 sold in early 2021 for $5.2 million which can only make us guess how much one of the three PSA 10 copies in existence would sell for. A legendary card from a legendary set.
Considered Mantle‘s true rookie was released by Bowman in 1951 and features him still wearing the 6 on his number as he didn’t receive the 7 yet. The card is known for its condition problems and therefore it is really hard to find great condition cards. That’s why there is only a single PSA 10 copy in existence and the card comes with a very high price tag in a good condition.
The second card of Mantle issued by Bowman features him in pinstripes. Selling for a fraction of the legendary Topps card from the same year, this card is still a beautiful and important card that comes with a lower price tag. With only two PSA 10 copies, it also has a lower population of the two Topps cards.
The last card featuring Mantle was produced by Topps until 1956 as Bowman had the exclusive rights to produce his cards in 1954 and 1955. An iconic artwork that incorporates the Yankees logo but is extremely easily damaged. Therefore, only two PSA 10 copies of this card exist.
This card is particularly known for being the only Mantle card from 1954 due to the exclusive rights owned by Bowman. With not a single PSA 10 copy in existence and only nine PSA 9 copies, this card is extremely hard to find in good condition and therefore quite expensive to acquire. A beautiful card and a staple piece in trading card history.