Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Mantle Bowman RC Sells for $600K

Memory Lane, Inc. has announced the brokered sale of a PSA 10 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle RC to a west coast collector for $600,000.

The $600,000 sale price makes it the second most expensive card in history. The most expensive card ever is the PSA 8 1909-1911 T206 Honus Wagner card which sold for over $2 million twice in 2007.

PSA has graded over 1,000 1951 Bowman Mantle’s but this is the only one that has ever been processed as Gem Mint. The card was graded during the 1990s and used to be owned by former Major League pitcher Tom Candiotti.

This card has changed hands in the past though. The initial sale ten years ago was for less than $100,000 and later sold for $325,000.

However, one other Mantle could bring even more cash in for someone.

A Memory Lane representative says that if one of the three PSA 10 1952 Topps Mantles were to hit the market, they would sell for over $1 million

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