You are bidding on a rare 1966 Venezuelan Topps #50 Mickey Mantle card graded PSA 3. Only 5 are graded higher. According to the PSA population report, this awesome Mantle card has only been graded 21 times. Compare that to the 1966 American Topps Mantle which has been graded a whopping 3,273 times and counting! That makes this Venezuela Topps Mantle card 155 TIMES RARER than the American Topps Mantle! For that matter, this 1966 Mantle is far rarer than MantleÂ's 1952 Topps Rookie which has been graded 828 times!
Venezuela Topps cards were produced in extremely limited quantity for the Venezuela market. Most of the Venezuelan cards that remain today were glued into albums and have major paper loss on the back after being removed. This card has has no tape stains, glue stains or paper loss on front or back. This Mantle card is identical to its American Topps issue except for one very interesting difference: The surface finish on the Venezuelan Topps is matted -- not glossy or shiny at all like the American Topps.
Mickey Mantle is one of the greatest baseball players of all time, if not the greatest. His career numbers are astounding, and he holds many impressive records. Mantle is number 13 on the All-time home run list with 536. Mantle led the American League in home runs 4 times, won two batting titles including the triple
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