As of 4/22/2021, PSA SMR prices just went up again on this card 40% on grades 6, 7, 7.5, and 8! That is a tremendous increase and it comes after my listing which was 4/16/2021. This is the time to secure a Mantle rookie for your centerpiece that is absolutely among the best in the hobby.... Please look at these pics, as this card is absolutely perfect other than left to right centering. Gem corners, perfect white borders, fantastic color and focus, and a spotless back free of wax stains.
Why not a 9(OC)?? I'm clueless, and your guess is as good as mine.The corners are definitely mint+ plus condition, and hold up even under a loupe. Please note that this card is perfectly centered T-B, the slight tilt is because of the card slightly shifting in the holder during the taking of the pics..... I have actually held one of the few PSA 9's in my hands, and it had nothing on this card other than better L-R centering. In fact, my 8(OC) actually had sharper corners! If you are looking for the absolute best Mantle rookie without paying 7 figures, you are looking at it without a doubt..
The item "1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle rookie PSA 8(OC), MINT! A PSA 8 just sold for $615K" is in sale since Friday, April 16, 2021. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Sports Trading Cards\Trading Card Singles".
The seller is "cmiz5290" and is located in Valdosta, Georgia. This item can be shipped to United States.