Aug 29, 2022
By Andy Johnson
A mint condition Mickey Mantle baseball card has sold for $12.6 million.
The amount paid tops anything ever sold on the sports memorabilia market.
The previous record was $9.3 million for the jersey worn by Diego Maradona when he scored the controversial “Hand of God” goal at the 1986 World Cup.
Not only has the Mantle card created a new benchmark, it turned a handsome profit for the previous owner. He bought the card in 1991 for $50-thousand.