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1952 Topps Mickey Mantle Rookie Card Sells For $5.2 Million At Auction

An extremely rare 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie baseball card became the highest-priced sports card ever, selling for $5.2 million, PWCC Marketplace announced.

The Topps card, rated PSA 9 based on the grading system for cards, blew by the previous record of $3.94 million, set in August for a signed Mike Trout 2009 rookie card – of which just one was created.

As for the Mantle card, there may be as few as three left in good condition.

Rob Gough, an actor and entrepreneur, purchased the card. Gough is the owner of several companies including DOPE CBD. He’s acted in Billionaire Boys Club, The Forgiven and Mom and Dad.

“The 1952 Topps Mantle is the holy grail of sports cards,” Gough said. “I’ve dreamt of owning a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle since I was a kid collecting cards. It’s the Mona Lisa of sports cards and I’ve been searching for this high graded example talking to industry experts, dealers, auction houses, friends and I’m ecstatic that I’m now the proud owner of this iconic card.”

“Based on our research, this is the nicest looking 1952 Topps Mantle PSA 9 in existence,” Jesse Craig, director of business development at PWCC Marketplace, said in a press release.

The sky-high value of the Mantle card is due in part to the fact that in addition to being the Yankee legend’s rookie card, it’s from Topps’ first annual set – many of which were tossed into the Hudson River eight years later after they didn’t sell.

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Stance Socks Star Wars 40th Box Set

The Stance socks Star Wars 40th Box Set features Darth Vader, Yoda, Storm Troopers, and two box set Exclusives: Boba Fett and a Topps x Stance 6-pack of collectible trading cards.

Order HERE for $85.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci’s Baseball Card Sets TOPPS Record

Dr. Anthony Fauci’s first pitch on Opening Day didn’t go quite as planned, but that didn’t stop a record-setting number of fans from purchasing his baseball card.

TOPPS turned Fauci’s pitch from the Nationals-Yankees game on July 23 into a baseball card, which set a new record with a print run of 51,512 copies. It was printed as a TOPPS NOW card, which commemorate specific events and are only sold for 24 hours. The card sold for $9.99.

The previous record was set by a Vladimir Guerrero card that sold 19,306 copies.

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