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1954 Red Heart Mickey Mantle SGC MINT 96

Starting Bid - $1,000.00 , Sold For - $3,231.25

Graded MINT 96 by SGC. One of only four graded at this level by SGC, with none graded higher! Extraordinary and absolutely stunning ultra high-grade example of Mickey Mantle's 1954 Red Heart card. One of card collecting's greatest classics, Mantle is the key to the 1954 Red Heart set, and one of the most popular of all postwar baseball cards. Red Hearts have always been a favorite with collectors. Many consider Red Hearts to be one of the most attractive sets ever issued. The distinctive artwork and the unusual product with which they were issued both contribute to making Red Hearts one of the 1950s' most noteworthy sets. This is simply an incredible card and is without question the single finest example we have ever seen or offered during the past 35+ years. This is a MINT card! Perfect centering, with bright and crisp colors, a perfect surface, four razor-sharp corners, and a flawless reverse. This card is a blazer! The fact that it is not graded Gem Mint must mean that there is some extremely minor imperfection that was visible to SGC under magnification. We can't find it. This is an incredible high-grade example of one of collecting's most famous cards, and one of the cornerstones to either a high-grade 1950s Mantle card collection or any world-class collection of classic cards. It would be hard to imagine a finer example. The equivalent SMR value for the assigned grade is $3,850. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000+. SOLD FOR $3,231.25

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