Graded VG 3 by PSA (submitted by REA). One of card collecting's classics, Mantle's #311 Topps rookie card is the key to the 1952 Topps set, one of the most famous of all cards, and the single most popular and valuable postwar baseball card. This is a magnificent example with brilliant colors, a striking blue background, centering slightly to the bottom right, and light wear to each of the four corners (a bit more on the bottom left). A light vertical crease is present through his cap and a tiny chip of paper loss on the brim of his cap account for the assigned grade. The reverse is clean with bold printing. This is a striking mid-grade example with strong visual appeal! The 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle has long been universally recognized as one of most iconic "blue chips" of all vintage baseball cards, and even just a glance at sales records clearly shows that over the years it has consistently risen in value in all grades. This card presents an outstanding opportunity to acquire an exceptionally attractive example of Mickey Mantle's most celebrated card in an extremely desirable condition, yet very possibly at a small fraction of the cost of a higher-grade example. Reserve $10,000.