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1952 Topps Mantle NFT sells for $470K

A recreation of the iconic 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card sold for more than $470,000 as an NFT.

The Topps 1952 Mickey Mantle NFT that hit the auction block on March 1 sold for more than $470,000, making it the third highest-selling NFT of all time.

The 1-of-1 recreating of the iconic Mantle card went for $470,711.50 on OpenSea, the second highest sports NFT ever auctioned on the OpenSea platform.

The card was the first featured collectible in the new Topps Timeless NFT Collection.

The iconic Topps 1952 Mickey Mantle card is being recreated and auctioned as an NFT.

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle NFT. 

The original cardboard version of the iconic card is one of the highest-selling sports card of all time, routinely selling for more than $1 million in even low grades. A PSA 9 version of the card is the second highest-selling sports card of all time at $5.2 million. 

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“The excitement and prestige surrounding the Topps 1952 Mickey Mantle card cannot be overstated, and we’re honored to see that legacy continued with this next evolution throughout the auction conclusion and value expressed by all interested bidders,” said Tobin Lent, VP & General Manager of Topps Digital Sports & Entertainment. “One passionate fan and collector now has this piece of sports history, unique to their digital collection and sure to be highly prized for generations to come.”

The Topps 1952 Mickey Mantle Card NFT was minted as an ERC-721 token and comes with video of historical imagery and memorabilia that showcases and celebrates Mantle’s legacy. The winner of the auction will also have the rare opportunity for a 30-minute video interview with Mantle’s sons, Danny and David Mantle.

Presented in cooperation with Major League Baseball and the Mantle Estate, the unique NFT is part of the Topps Timeless Series, a new collection celebrating the company’s most iconic baseball cards through exclusive, premium 1-of-1 NFT collectibles. 

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