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The recent blockbuster sale of a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card for a record $12.6 million has led to predictions and speculation about the next card that will reach eight figures.

The ’52 Mantle, graded SCG 9.5, shattered the previous sports card record ($7.25 million for a 1909 T206 Honus Wagner) and also set a record for sports memorabilia. It sold for $7.4 million more than the previous record for a ’52 Mantle ($5.2 million for a PSA 9).

Despite the jaw-dropping sale, the card is, by grade, only the fourth-best Mantle known to exist. Three ’52 Mantles graded PSA 10 are known to exist. Two of them, owned by well-known collectors Marshall Fogel and Ken Kendrick, have been on display in the last two years and both are estimated to be worth $30-$50 million.

Also See: Top 10 sports cards of all time 

The record Mantle card, sold by Heritage Auctions, raised the standard for elite high-end vintage cards, leading many to speculate about the next card to top $10 million.

Goldin Co. and PSA, both owned by Collectors, recently released a list of five cards it believes could top $10 million. Here’s a look at the iconic cards:

1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle PSA 10 (Pop 1)

1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle card, graded PSA 9.

1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle card, graded PSA 9.

Potential sale price: $20M

Current card record: $750,000 for a PSA 9 (Heritage Auctions, 2018)

Also See: Hobby celebrates first eight-figure sale

1914 Baltimore News Babe Ruth (Pop 1) PSA VG-EX 4

1914 Baltimore News Babe Ruth card, graded VG-EX 4.

1914 Baltimore News Babe Ruth card, graded VG-EX 4.

Potential sale price $12.5-$15M

Current card record: $6 million-plus for a SGC 3 in a 2021 private sale by Collectable. (The card, which is on display at the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum in Baltimore, is now valued at more than $9 million.)

Also See: How Marshall Fogel amassed one of top collections in hobby

1916 M101-4 Sporting News #151 Babe Ruth PSA 8 (Pop 3)

1916 M101-4 Sporting News Babe Ruth card, graded EX-MT 6.

1916 M101-4 Sporting News Babe Ruth card, graded EX-MT 6.

Potential sale price: $12.5M-$15M

Current card record: $1.42 million for a PSA 6 (Thomas Newman Collection, Memory Lane Inc. PSA estimates a PSA 8 to be worth at least $3 million.)

Also See: Ken Kendrick's $100 million collection 

1955 Topps Roberto Clemente PSA 10 (Pop 1)

1955 Topps Robert Clemente card, graded PSA 10.

1955 Topps Robert Clemente card, graded PSA 10.

Potential sale price: $12.5M-$15M

Current card record: $1.1 million for a PSA 9 (Goldin, 2021)

Also See: Clemente card could top $1 million in PWCC auction 

1952 Topps Willie Mays PSA 10

1952 Topps Willie Mays card.

1952 Topps Willie Mays card.

Potential sale price: $10M-$15M

Current card record: $478,000 for a PSA 9 (Heritage, 2016) 

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