Mickey Mantle 1952 Topps #311, or is it?

Mickey Mantle was one of the best baseball players of all time.  If he saw this card I think he would be rolling over in his grave.  This is a great example of what a counterfeit 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle card looks like.  The coloring is way off, the card stock looks to be a different width, a “$30,000.00” card is just sitting in a plain top loader, and its not even certified.  People will go to all lengths to try and take people’s money.  If a collector wants a real and original Mantle from this set they should just buy one that is graded and/or certified.  Yes, it probably will cost a little more money, but at least you will be getting a real card and not some fake that was made using a copy machine.  Collectors need to do their research!!! 

 

Here is what a real 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle baseball card should look like:

17 Responses

  1. Man, you gotta love that PSA 7 Mantle- What a pretty sight…

  2. Yah. I actually got to hold one like that awhile back.

  3. You say the coloring is way off, but don’t say what exactly is off. The width of the card looks exactly the same as the PSA 7 as well. The main difference I see is that MICKEY MANTLE seems more bold/thicker in the top one versus the bottom.

  4. Why would anyone pay MORE than the SMR for his card??

  5. THE CARD LOOKS LIKE IT IS DONE IN CRAYON WOWWWWW REALLY HARD TO TELL ROSS.

  6. Beauty of a card in the PSA slab. Not a mantle fan but it is nice to see.

  7. Hard to explain but the fake looks more like a drawing, the real one has better lighting and looks more photographic (pretty state of the art for the time, I imagine). Skin tone completely off in the fake, it’s too dark and orangey.

  8. I AM LOOKING FOR A GOOD COMPANY TO SELL MY
    MICKEY MANTLE CARDS HAVE TWO ONE CARTOON
    BASEBALL GREATS OTHER IS ORIGINALLE MICKEY MANTLE NUMBER 311 CARD 1952 BOTH GREAT SHAPE HAVE HARD TIME FINDING HONESTY
    PLEASE REPLY IF YOU NO SOMEONE THAT MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING THESE CARDS OR NO OF A HONEST COMPANY THAT DEALS WITH THESE KIND OF CARDS.THANK YOU JIM

  9. Jim, yeah, like you’re not a freaking scammer yourself, eh? You rotten piece of sh1t. Jump off a bridge. Stand in front of a train. Do something worth while. Dave

  10. Just buy one that is certified? I have an uncle who has all his cards from when he was a kid, doesnt collect cards, just has his childhood ones, and there is a lot of cards from 1952 in there although no Mantle. But even that being said, when he decides to sell his cards at some point, he is almost 70 yrs old so it may be soon – it sounds like because he hasnt a clue that PSA grading exists and his cards arent graded that someone thinks that a buyer should steer clear of his and buy a certified card. I think that stinks. I think PSA charges too much, its not a bonafide system either in my opinion, it stinks I say, that it is held as the gold standard for cards these days. I tried to sell a few Jordan rookies recently on Craigslist, I even went low in price and I couldnt get any takers. They are perfect shape, and I had even bought 2 different fakes and did a write up showing the differences in counterfeit vs legit cards as a way to authenticate them, AND I even had the REST of the box I opened to get them with all the other cards and wax pack wrappers to throw in and it was obvious the consistancy to the other cards in the box that they were legit but every know it all 20 something kid would come waste my time and either low ball me to the point of insult on an offer or decline altogether. I even stated all the facts in the listing – no barter/firm price – and – not a graded PSA card. I dislike the PSA system its a business for their profit not a service so much unless I dont see the big picture, can someone enlighten me to that if there is one?!?

  11. hey i am looking for one card like this .please email me if you have one. clarosmike@gmail.com thank you.

  12. I have a 1952 topps mickey mantle rookie card I need to know if it is real will send pictures

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