Mickey Mantle rookie card sets record after selling for $5.2 million at auction

Sports Cards, Lew Alcindor, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Joe Namath
Sports Cards, Lew Alcindor, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Joe Namath Photo credit MCT
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One of the most desirable baseball cards in existence recently sold at auction for a staggering amount.

A 1952 Topps rookie card of baseball legend Mickey Mantle recently sold for $5.2 MILLION, the most EVER for a baseball card. The previous record was held by a 2009 Mike Trout Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects Superfractor card, which previously sold for $3.9 million.

The card was graded in a perfect mint condition, and only a few remain in existence. 1952, the year the card was made, was also the first year Topps began producing baseball cards.

Via TMZ