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The first of the Topps "Super" issues were, at least in size, not "super" at all - unlike the 1970 and 1971 issues, the 1969 cards measured just 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" and were given the "super" moniker to describe their high-gloss finish and colorful photographs.  In comparison with the traditional 1969 issue, the "Super" cards simply resemble borderless 1969 Topps, with the player name, team and position printed on the reverse.  Considered a test issue, the 1969 Topps Super cards are tougher to find, with complete sets selling well into the thousands of dollars even in mid grades.  Their method of distribution is a mystery; some have claimed the cards were distributed in packs within small geographic areas, while others feel the cards were inserted in select 1969 Topps cello packs.  The 66-card issue is loaded with Hall of Famers (nearly a third of the issue's subjects so enshrined) and superstars from the era.

The undisputed key card to the issue is that of Mickey Mantle.  Presented here is a perfect example, graded GEM MINT 10 by PSA, one of just ten examples so graded.  Very few cards in the set have a lower population at this level, despite the fact that PSA has graded more cards of Mantle than any other card in the set.  A public sale of this card in this grade has not been recorded for more than a decade; with PSA 9 examples eclipsing $3000 regularly, this is the first 10 that we can find to hit the auction block since 2008.  A simply spectacular card.

1969 Topps Super #24 Mickey Mantle (HOF) - PSA GEM MINT 101969 Topps Super #24 Mickey Mantle (HOF) - PSA GEM MINT 10
1969 Topps Super #24 Mickey Mantle (HOF) - PSA GEM MINT 10
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Minimum Bid: $2,000
Final prices include buyers premium.: $22,800
Number Bids: 19
Auction closed on Sunday, December 1, 2019.
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