1952 Topps Mickey Mantle CSG NM-MT 8 Card Brings Over $1.25 Million at SCP Auctions

SCP Auctions’ 2022 Fall Premier closed with a frenzy of bidding Saturday night, headlined by a rare, high-grade 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card graded CSG NM-MT 8 that brought $1,253,185. This is a new record for any card graded by CSG (Certified Sports Guaranty).

The auction also saw big returns on some other vintage cards. Another 1952 Topps Mantle graded CSG VG-EX+ 4.5 went for $100,266, while a pair of 1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb cards set records for their grades. A PSA NM 7 Old Mill Ty Cobb Bat Off Shoulder sold for $73,296 and a PSA NM 7 Piedmont 150 Cobb Bat On Shoulder brought $66,632.

On the game used memorabilia side of the sale, a handful of game-worn baseball jerseys did well. The jersey worn by 2022 American League MVP Aaron Judge on opening day of his 2017 American League Rookie of the Year season went for $68,482. The signed and inscribed jersey Shohei Ohtani wore on Jackie Robinson Day 2022 sold for $68,482 as well. A 1972 Hank Aaron Atlanta Braves gamer given an SGC Superior grade brought $55,152. A Babe Ruth game used bat from 1918-22 with a PSA/DNA GU 7.5 grade went for $131,821.

Several significant rings also performed in the sale. A 1927 New York Yankees World Series championship player’s ring saw a final price of $151,652, Jeremy Hill’s massive 2018 New England Patriots Super Bowl LIII championship ring took in $91,151, a 1978 Muhammad Ali “Three Times World Champ” ring gifted to him by his longtime trainer Angelo Dundee brought $53,759, and Hugh Hefner’s 2000 Los Angeles Lakers championship ring given to him by former Lakers owner Jerry Buss went for $41,372.

Some rare and historic PSA/DNA Type 1 original photographs did numbers in the sale. A 1919 Shoeless Joe Jackson image used for his 1940 Play Ball card photoshoot finished at $59,135, a 1927 shot of the famed “Murderer’s Row,” (Ruth, Gehrig, Lazzeri) sold for $28,612, a Martin Luther King Jr. photo from his “I Have A Dream” speech brought $12,756, an image of MLK standing on the infamous Memphis balcony days before he was assassinated went for $11,858.

SCP proudly presented the collection of Ukraine Olympian Yuriy Cheban. The retired sprint canoeist saw his 2016 Rio de Janeiro gold bring $55,152, his 2012 London gold sell for $41,435, and his 2008 Beijing bronze medal take in $12,865. The proceeds will benefit Ukraine’s Olympic Circle charity, which directly funds Cheban’s home country’s defense and recovery efforts.

Rare vintage baseball advertising displays from the early years of the 20th century all the way through the 1930s rounded out the auction. A C. 1910 Sure Shot Chewing Tobacco three panel display brought $43,985, a C. 1910 Christy Mathewson Tuxedo Tobacco display sold for $18,236, and a 1933 Goudey Big League Gum window display took in $15,180.

SCP Auctions is now accepting consignments for our next multimillion-dollar auction coming in early 2023. Call (949) 831-3700 or visit www.scpauctions.com for more information on how to consign.

Auction Highlights

  • 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle (Freshly Graded) – CSG NM-MT 8 — PRICE REALIZED: $1,253,185
  • 1927 New York Yankees World Series Champions 14K Gold Ring Presented To Outfielder Ben Paschal — PRICE REALIZED: $151,652
  • 1918-22 Babe Ruth Game Used H&B Professional Model Bat – PSA/DNA GU 7.5, MEARS A8.5 — PRICE REALIZED: $131,821
  • 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle (Type 2) – CSG VG-EX+ 4.5 — PRICE REALIZED: $100,266
  • Massive 2018 New England Patriots Super Bowl LIII Champions Ring Issued To RB Jeremy Hill – 9.85 Total Carats! — PRICE REALIZED: $91,151
  • 1909-11 T206 Old Mill Ty Cobb (Bat Off Shoulder) – PSA NM 7 (Pop Two, Only Three Higher) — PRICE REALIZED: $73,296
  • 4/2/2017 Aaron Judge New York Yankees Opening Day Game Worn Road Jersey from Rookie of the Year Season (AL Rookie Record 52 Homers!) – Steiner LOA, MLB Auth. — PRICE REALIZED: $68,482
  • 2022 Shohei Ohtani L.A. Angels Game Worn, Signed & Inscribed Jackie Robinson Day #42 Jersey – Hit 2 Home Runs in the Game! – Fanatics Auth., Beckett LOA — PRICE REALIZED: $68,482
  • 1909-11 T206 Piedmont 150 Ty Cobb (Bat On Shoulder) – PSA NM 7 (Only One Higher!) — PRICE REALIZED: $66,632
  • 1919 ‘Shoeless’ Joe Jackson Black Sox Original Photograph From His 1940 Play Ball Card Photo-Shoot by Charles Conlon – PSA/DNA Type 1, Resolution LOA — PRICE REALIZED: $59,135
  • 2016 Rio Summer Olympics Gold Winner’s Medal Awarded to Ukrainian Yuriy Cheban for 200m Canoe Sprint – Proceeds to Benefit Ukraine War Victims (Cheban LOA) — PRICE REALIZED: $55,152
  • 1972 Hank Aaron Atlanta Braves Game Worn Road Jersey with Outstanding Provenance – SGC Superior (Highest Possible Grade) — PRICE REALIZED: $55,152
  • 1966 Topps Master Complete Set (7.982 GPA) Currently Ranked #11 On PSA Registry Among 100% Complete Master Sets — PRICE REALIZED: $55,068
  • 1978 Muhammad Ali “Three Times World Champ” 14K Gold Ring Personally Gifted by Ali to His Longtime Trainer Angelo Dundee – Only Second Example Ever Offered! (Dundee LOA) — PRICE REALIZED: $53,759
  • Sizable C. 1910 Sure Shot Chewing Tobacco (3) Panel Baseball Advertising Display — PRICE REALIZED: $43,985
  • 2012 London Summer Olympics Gold Winner’s Medal Awarded to Ukrainian Yuriy Cheban for 200m Canoe Sprint – Proceeds to Benefit Ukraine War Efforts (Cheban LOA) — PRICE REALIZED: $41,435
  • Hugh Hefner’s 2000 Los Angeles Lakers NBA World Champions 14K Gold Ring (Hefner Family LOA) — PRICE REALIZED: $41,372
  • 1970 Topps #580 Pete Rose – PSA GEM MINT 10 — PRICE REALIZED: $31,129
  • Rare 1927 Bustin Babes & Larrupin Lous Barnstorming Panoramic Photograph — PRICE REALIZED: $31,081
  • 1963 Topps #200 Mickey Mantle – SGC MINT 9 — PRICE REALIZED: $28,991
  • Iconic 1927 Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Tony Lazzeri “Murderers’ Row” Original Photograph – PSA/DNA Type 1 — PRICE REALIZED: $28,612
  • Only Known 1908 London Summer Olympics 18K Gold Winner’s Medal for Golf (Refused Admirably by Defending Champ George Lyon) – Last One Issued Before Golf’s 100+ Year Absence at Olympics! — PRICE REALIZED: $28,255
  • Bobby Jones’ 2019 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Ring — PRICE REALIZED: $26,701
  • 1986 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan – PSA MINT 9 — PRICE REALIZED: $26,701
  • 1972 Willie Mays New York Mets Game Worn Road Jersey with Outstanding Provenance – SGC Superior/Excellent (2nd Highest Possible Grade) — PRICE REALIZED: $25,076
  • 1957 Topps #77 Bill Russell Rookie Autographed in Eye-Popping Celtics Green – PSA EX 5 & PSA/DNA 9 Auto. (Only Three Superior!) — PRICE REALIZED: $23,387
  • 1933 Goudey #144 Babe Ruth – PSA VG-EX 4 — PRICE REALIZED: $20,060
  • 1965 Topps #207 Pete Rose – PSA MINT 9 — PRICE REALIZED: $18,368
  • Incredibly Scarce C. 1910 Christy Mathewson Tuxedo Tobacco Advertising Display — PRICE REALIZED: $18,236
  • 1954 Red Heart Mickey Mantle – PSA MINT 9 – Only Two Graded Higher! — PRICE REALIZED: $18,214
  • Clyde Lovellette’s 1988 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Ring – Lovellette Family LOA — PRICE REALIZED: $18,214

For more information, visit www.SCPauctions.com or call (949) 831-3700.

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