1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA 4.5 VGEX+

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1952 Topps Mickey Mantle 311 PSA 45 VGEX
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Auction End date
11 Nov 2020
Seller Location
Portland, Oregon

Item Description


2020 Premier Auction #11: 0 Lots

Currently Accepting Consignments to:
2020 Premier Auction #12
Consignment Deadline November 30th
Find us on the web to consign to the next auction

Closing Dates

Tue 11/10 6-9pm PST: Baseball 1887 - 1959
Wed 11/11 6-9pm PST: Baseball 1960 - 1969
Thu 11/12 6-9pm PST: Baseball 1970 - 2008
Sun 11/15 6-9pm PST: Baseball 2009 - 2020
Mon 11/16 6-9pm PST: Basketball 1948 - 1996
Tue 11/17 6-9pm PST: Basketball 1997 - 2014
Wed 11/18 6-9pm PST: Basketball 2015 - 2020
Thu 11/19 6-9pm PST: Football 1935 - 1999
Sun 11/22 6-9pm PST: Football 2000 - 2020
Mon 11/23 6-9pm PST: Hockey, Misc-Sport
Tue 11/24 6-9pm PST: Non-Sport, Magic MTG, Memorabilia
Wed 11/25 6-9pm PST: Pokémon
Thanks Giving Break
Sun 11/29 6-9pm PST: Round 2, Day 1
Mon 11/30 6-9pm PST: Round 2, Day 2

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA 4.5 VGEX+

Incredible Investment Piece

The top of the hill, the best of the best. As kids growing up, this was always the card we dreamed about but always knew only advanced hobbyists could afford. To see these on the open market, available for the highest bid is an exciting opportunity which simply doesn't surface often. The offered PSA 4.5 has survived the harshest standards to date, more recently assessed by PSA and attesting to all we could desire from a VGEX+ example. Largely sharp and clean throughout, boasting four square corners and great surfaces for the issue. The print, color, and focus are all exceptional; far superior to what's typically seen. Luckily, this beauty was saved from a drowning death and is made available free of any reserve or restriction. All told this is a wonderful investment piece from the era and represents the finest of our market, both past and present. One of over 20,000 cards, lots and sets up for bid in our 11th Auction of 2020. Click on the link above to view the other PWCC auction lots.

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70% of Market Supply

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Explanation of Shipping Costs

Shipping costs in the eBay listing are estimated and will be adjusted at the completion of the auction based on the final closing value of the item. Actual shipping costs will be reflected in the invoice sent to the buyer.

Single or Multiple Cards Shipped to the U.S.

The chart below describes the shipping cost for multiple cards purchased from the same auction shipped to locations within the United States. Please note that shipping rates for group lots, sets, and oversized cards are not reflected in this matrix. Please contact PWCC with any questions regarding shipping of these items prior to bidding.

to the U.S.
Total Closing Cost Value
$0 - $250 $250 - $500 $500 - $750 $750 - $1,500 $1,500 - $3,000 $3K - $4K $4K - $5K
1 to 2 $5 $7 $10 $15 $25 $35 $40
3 to 5 $7 $9 $12 $17 $27 $40 $45
6 to 10 $12 $15 $18 $23 $30 $45 $50
11 to 20 $15 $18 $21 $26 $35 $50 $55
21 to 40 $20 $25 $30 $35 $40 $55 $60
41 to 80 $25 $30 $35 $40 $45 $60 $65
81+ $30 $35 $40 $50 $55 $70 $75
to the U.S.
Total Closing Cost Value (Continued From Above)
$5K - $6K $6K - $7K $7K - $8K $8K - $9K $9K - $10K $10K+
1 to 2 $45 $50 $55 $60 $65 Shipping cost based on closing price, shipping location, and other factors. Please contact PWCC with any questions in advance of the item closing
3 to 5 $50 $55 $60 $65 $70
6 to 10 $55 $60 $65 $70 $75
11 to 20 $60 $65 $70 $75 $80
21 to 40 $65 $70 $75 $80 $85
41 to 80 $70 $75 $80 $85 $90
81+ $80 $85 $90 $95 $100

Single or Multiple Cards Shipped to Locations Other Than the U.S.

When a package is shipped internationally, it may be subject to import taxes, customs duties, and/or fees imposed by the destination country on the buyer.

The chart below describes the shipping cost for single or multiple cards purchased from the same auction being shipped to locations outside the United States. Shipping rates for group lots, sets, and oversized cards are not reflected in this matrix. Please contact PWCC with any questions regarding shipping of these items prior to bidding.

the U.S.
Total Closing Cost Value
$0 - $100 $100 - $350 $350 - $750 $750 - $1,500 $1,500 - $3,000 $3,000 - $5,000 $5,000+
1 to 10 Canada: $25
Other: $35
Canada: $30
Other: $40
Canada: $35
Other: $45
Canada: $65
Other: $75
Canada: $70
Other: $80
Canada: $100
Other: $125
Canada: $150
Other: $200
11 to 20 Canada: $35
Other: $45
Canada: $40
Other: $50
21 to 40 Canada: $40
Other: $50
Canada: $45
Other: $55
Canada: $85
Other: $100
Canada: $90
Other: $110
41 to 80 Canada: $50
Other: $70
Canada: $55
Other: $75
81+ Canada: $65
Other: $90
Canada: $70
Other: $95

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