Mickey Mantle Rookie Card Highlights 1952 Topps Baseball Near Set Break

Mickey Mantle Rookie Card Highlights 1952 Topps Baseball Near Set Break

The ICONIC 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie card could be yours! This historic card highlights our near set break that also includes Willie Mays, Phil Rizzuto, and more!




  • Mickey Mantle rookie graded PSA 1
  • Willie Mays rookie graded PSA 2
  • Monte Irvin graded PSA 6
  • Phil Rizzuto graded PSA 4.5
  • Other Hall of Famers and stars like Bob Feller, Robin Roberts, Gil Hodges, and more!

THE card to own in our hobby is a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie card. Mantle is one of the greatest players ever to step onto the baseball field. Leading his New York Yankees to seven World Series championships, Mantle made 20 All-Star teams, won 3 MVP awards, a triple crown (leading the league in batting average, home runs, and runs batted in), and slugged 536 career home runs. When Mantle hung up the spikes, only Babe Ruth and Willie Mays had more home runs than Mantle.

The story behind the card is amazing! In 1952, Topps released their cards in series. Example: cards 1-80 were released in series one. Cards numbered 81-250 were released in series two. The marketing idea was to keep kids buying packs all season long rather than completing the set early and not going into stores for packs later in the year. One big problem - by the time series six was released, kids were buying football cards and the baseball cards collected dust! Topps eventually dumped unsold series six cards into the Ocean. At the bottom of the Atlantic were many copies of card #311, Mickey Mantle. 

Perhaps the all-around best player was Willie Mays. Mays could hit, hit for power, run with speed, and field with a gold glove. The Say Hey Kid made 24 All-Star teams, won two MVP awards, won 12 Gold Glove awards, and led the league in stolen bases four times as well as home runs four times! 

The two cards you see above are the exact cards from this break. On the left is Mays, just 21 in 1952, wearing his Giants cap as he looks face on. Mantle on the right, was only 20 in 1952. Lumber in-hand, Mantle is looking off into the distance.

In total, there are 300 cards in the set break. This break contains all cards from 1-310 (less 1, 11, 12, 29, 33, 37, 55, 175, 191, 195, and 216) plus the #311 Mickey Mantle. Only 300 spots will be sold.

Each spot your purchase guarantees you one card; nobody goes home emptyhanded! Once all the spots are purchased, we'll go live on our stream and randomize the list for you to see.

Every spot you purchase will bring a vintage card from the 1952 Topps set to your personal collection. Here are a few more stars in this set break:


Each spot is only $275 and you can purchase you sports HERE.

This break will sell out, and someone will take home a Mickey Mantle rookie card live during the Vintage Breaks card breaks. This will be must-see breaking tv! Travel back in time to a day when $1.25 could get you into a Yankees game. you played with Mr. Potato Head and Pez, and I Love Lucy was on the TV.

Here is a video of a set break of 1956 Topps baseball cards to see how a set break takes place:


Vintage Breaks offers THE BEST VALUE IN BREAKING.

When you check out for a spot on the site, the price you see is the price you pay. Taxes and shipping are included! Your cards always come protected in holders. The last time you mailed a package out had to have set you back more than three bucks, right? If you buy a $3.00 spot, you get your card holdered and shipped for that price.

Lack of product in stores has been a problem; we see the same empty shelves that you do. If you can't find cards, Vintage Breaks is your solution.

FUN!  Cards are our passion! Isn't it just more fun to chat with other collectors? Come hang with us and other collectors just like you during our breaks!  

A Vintage Breaks, we have our main breaking show in New Jersey (The North), to go with our night owls in the South (Georgia), and the West (Arizona). Our newest shows, VB Mid-West, and VB Buffalo are now live to help get our breaks to fit YOUR schedule! 


If you have sealed wax, vintage or modern, that you are considering selling, contact us today to discuss or get our industry-leading purchase offer.  We're always interested in both sealed product of both sport and non-sport.  Whether you have that pack of 1977 Star Wars, that rare 1955 Bowman cello pack, a wax box of 1984 Topps football, Pokémon, or 2019 Panini National Treasures basketball you'd like to sell, we'd love to hear from you!


If you have any questions about a product, break, shipping, or even if you're interested in SELLING a collection, reach out any time!

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