A collection of high-grade baseball cards that chronicles Mickey Mantle’s entire career will come to auction later this month courtesy of Memory Lane, including a PSA 7.5 1952 Topps Mantle pasteboard.
Mickey Mantle cards from the 1950s and other high-grade vintage material climbed to new heights as Memory Lane closed out its latest catalog auction with more than $2.1 million in sales.
The market for high-grade rookie cards continues to rise. the latest example was Memory Lane’s Spring Break Auction, where records were blown out of the water for Mays, Mantle Bowman rookie, along with many other vintage cards.
High-grade cards, vintage sets and sought-after tickets ruled the bidding during Memory Lane’s winter auction, which totaled $1.5 million. A 1933 DeLong Gum Lou Gehrig, graded PSA 8, sold for a record-setting $45,410.
Original photos from the Christy Walsh Family of Ruth, Gehrig, Young and others headline Memory Lane Winter Auction. Bidding starts Dec. 20 and runs through Jan. 10.
Vintage cards, especially those in high grades, continue to set new standards in the industry. Memory Lane’s latest auction saw records fall for a Paul Hornung rookie card and a 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth card among an impressive list of prices realized.
More than 1,000 lots are included in the auction, which leads off with 94 lots from The Rocky Mountain Collection, a remarkable accumulation of important sports cards from the 19th century through the early 21st century.
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Memory Lane has acquired what is dubbed The Rocky Mountain Collection consisting of more than 300 of the tops cards in the hobby in unheard of grades. The collection ranks No. 3 on the PSA Set Registry.
If you need proof of the growth of the high-grade rookie card movement currently taking place in the hobby, look no further than Memory Lane’s latest sale, which saw many cards top their previous records by thousands.