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High-Grade 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle 'Find,' his World Series Home Run Record-Setting Jersey Anchor Heritage's Platinum Night Sports Auction

Bid Now: Heritage Summer Sports Card Auction July 19-20The most important sports memorabilia auction of the summer is now open for bidding at HA.com/50005, closing in Extended Bidding format on Aug. 18-19. Nearly 500 lots feature the finest trading cards and collectibles in the marketplace, with more than a dozen items expected to surpass the six-figure mark.

Mickey Mantle, whose retirement from Major League Baseball will mark its Golden Anniversary this year, is likely to command the top three results in the auction. A pair of ultra-high-grade 1952 Topps cards from a new-to-the-hobby “find” will feed fans’ unquenchable thirst for the most significant post-war trading card. The 1964 jersey “the Mick” was wearing as he hit the 17th and 18th World Series home runs of his Hall of Fame career will tempt the hobby’s foremost uniform enthusiasts.

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“These three lots should account for more than $2 million in sales alone,” said Chris Ivy, Director of Sports Auctions for Heritage. “It’s a testament to the both the enduring strength of the Mantle legacy, and of the sports collectibles marketplace as a whole.”

Right on the Mick’s heels we’ll find his Yankee predecessors, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, each of whom will supply a relic from that glorious World Championship season of 1927, when they set the home run record and won the American League MVP Award respectively. Ruth’s 48th home run ball from that campaign is the only self-authenticated example known, while Gehrig’s game used bat was almost certainly responsible for far more than a single long ball of its own.

The sale may represent the most impressive lineup of game-worn football jerseys in Heritage’s history, with battle-scarred beauties from Billy CannonFred BiletnikoffRay NitschkeJerry RiceEmmitt SmithBrett FavreJoe Montana and many more.

pair of exquisite Boston Garters rate among the rarest and most beautiful trading cards Heritage has offered, while a 1916 Indianapolis Brewing Babe Ruth and 1917 Collins-McCarthy “Shoeless Joe” Jackson honor the most celebrated and controversial sluggers of their time.

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