1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle - Iconic Rookie! The most important and desirable of all post-war trading cards, the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie will remain a dream for many a collector, as the scarcity and demand for the card continues to only increase with time. For those intent upon sharing in the joy, we present this very attractive example graded PSA 4! While the eye appeal on this card warrants a PSA 7, the grading points relate almost entirely to an incredibly subtle surface wrinkle that is only visible upon the closest of inspection and is not noticeable unless you look for it (upper left quadrant, slightly left of the Micks face in the beautiful aqua blue background), and does not detract at all from the eye appeal of this masterpiece. Overall sharp corners show incredibly modest, consistent corner wear and surround a portrait that displays bold color and is only slightly right of center, considerably better centering than the average 52 Mantle.This is the card on every collectors want list or at least their bucket list. This card will not disappoint as its eye appeal is far above any other PSA 4 we have seen! Gem Mint-GM/MT (PSA 10) A PSA Gem Mint 10 card is a virtually perfect card. Attributes include four perfectly sharp corners, sharp focus and full original gloss. A PSA Gem Mint 10 card must be free of staining of any kind, but an allowance may be made for a slight printing imperfection, if it doesn't impair the overall appeal of the card. The image must be centered on the card within a tolerance not to exceed approximately 55/45 to 60/40 percent on the front, and 75/25 percent on the reverse. Denver Baseball Cards will never grade a card mint. Mint should only be declared by a professional. Mint (PSA 9) A PSA Mint 9 is a superb condition card that exhibits only one of the following minor flaws: a very slight wax stain on reverse, a minor printing imperfection or slightly off-white borders. Centering must be approximately 60/40 to 65/35 or better on the front and 90/10 or better on the reverse.
Near Mint/Mint-NMMT (PSA 8) A PSA NM-MT 8 is a super high-end card that appears Mint 9 at first glance, but upon closer inspection, the card can exhibit the following: a very slight wax stain on reverse, slightest fraying at one or two corners, a minor printing imperfection, and/or slightly off-white borders. Centering must be approximately 65/35 to 70/30 or better on the front and 90/10 or better on the reverse. Near Mint-NM (PSA 7) A PSA NM 7 is a card with just a slight surface wear visible upon close inspection.
There may be slight fraying on some corners. Picture focus may be slightly out-of-register. A minor printing blemish is acceptable.Slight wax staining is acceptable on the back of the card only. Most of the original gloss is retained.
Centering must be approximately 70/30 to 75/25 or better on the front and 90/10 or better on the back. Excellent/Mint-EXMT (PSA 6) A PSA EX-MT 6 card may have visible surface wear or a printing defect which does not detract from its overall appeal. A very light scratch may be detected only upon close inspection.Corners may have slightly graduated fraying. Card may show some loss of original gloss, may have minor wax stain on reverse, may exhibit very slight notching on edges and may also show some off-whiteness on borders. Centering must be 80/20 or better on the front and 90/10 or better on the reverse. Excellent-EX (PSA 5) On PSA EX-5 cards, very minor rounding of the corners is becoming evident. Surface wear or printing defects are more visible.
There may be minor chipping on edges. Loss of original gloss will be more apparent. Focus of picture may be slightly out-of-register. Several light scratches may be visible upon close inspection, but do not detract from the appeal of the card.
Card may show some off-whiteness of borders. Centering must be 85/15 or better on the front and 90/10 or better on the back. Very Good/Excellent-VGEX (PSA 4) A PSA VG-EX 4 card's corners may be slightly rounded. Surface wear is noticeable but modest.The card may have light scuffing or light scratches. Some original gloss will be retained.
Borders may be slightly off-white. A light crease may be visible. Very Good-VG (PSA 3) A PSA VG 3 card reveals some rounding of the corners, though not extreme. Some surface wear will be apparent, along with possible light scuffing or light scratches. Focus may be somewhat off-register and edges may exhibit noticeable wear.
Much, but not all, of the card's original gloss will be lost. Borders may be somewhat yellowed and/or discolored. A crease may be visible. Slight stain may show on obverse and wax staining on reverse may be more prominent.
Centering must be 90/10 or better on the front and back. Good-GD (PSA 2) A PSA Good 2 card's corners show accelerated rounding and surface wear is starting to become obvious. A good card may have scratching, scuffing, light staining, or chipping of enamel on obverse. There may be several creases. Original gloss may be completely absent.Card may show considerable discoloration. Fair-FR (PSA 1.5) A PSA Fair 1.5 card's corners will show extreme wear, possibly affecting framing of the picture. The surface of the card will show advanced stages of wear, including scuffing, scratching, pitting, chipping and staining. The picture will possibly be quite out-of-register and the borders may have become brown and dirty. The card may have one or more heavy creases. In order to achieve a Fair grade, a card must be fully intact. Even though the card may be heavily worn, it cannot achieve this grade if it is missing solid pieces of the card as a result of a major tear, etc. This would include damage such as the removal of the back layer of the card or an entire corner. The centering must be approximately 90/10 or better on the front and back. PoorPR (PSA 1) A PSA Poor 1 will exhibit many of the same qualities of a PSA Fair 1.5 but the defects may have advanced to such a serious stage that the eye appeal of the card has nearly vanished in its entirety.
A Poor card may be missing one or two small pieces, exhibit major creasing that nearly breaks through all the layers of cardboard or it may contain extreme discoloration or dirtiness throughout that may make it difficult to identify the issue or content of the card on either the front or back. A card of this nature may also show noticeable warping or another type of destructive defect. We Guarantee You'll Love Your Cards! Additionally, we use tamper proof stickers to secure the Card Savers that your ungraded cards come in.The Most Safe & Secure Packaging In the Card Industry! We package all of our cards with custom materials that are specifically manufactured for vintage cards. All PSA slabs come in a sealed waterproof team bag and are then secured in a custom made bubble wrap pouch. This is then reinforced with cardboard and packaged tightly in a custom sized bubble mailer. To date, we have not had one PSA slab crack in our packaging!
Ungraded cards come in Card Saver 1s along with all of the above. Denver Baseball Cards is proudly owned and operated by husband and wife, Fred and Ashley. Fred started Denver Baseball Cards (formerly Barncats Cards) over 15 years ago in Madison Wisconsin and changed the name to Denver Baseball Cards when he moved to the Denver area 5 years ago.Fred has been an avid collector for over 30 years. Denver Baseball Cards is now one of the largest dealers of vintage baseball cards with over 10,000 PSA graded vintage cards from the late 1800s 1960s. Ashley now runs the store and sales and is here to answer any of your questions.
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Sharp Corners" is in sale since Tuesday, March 26, 2019. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Sports Trading Cards\Baseball Cards".The seller is "denverbaseballcards-com" and is located in Castle Rock, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States.