A collectible baseball card sold at auction for $12.6 million

This Sunday, a world record was set at an auction in New York (United States of America). A baseball card featuring player Mickey Mantle has indeed disappeared for $12.6 million (equivalent to €12.6 million), reports CNN passed on Capital.

At that price, the 1952 trading card became the most expensive sports collectible in the world. It broke the record mainly due to its perfect state of preservation.

More expensive than Maradona shirts

“Perfect centering, tracking and four sharp angles,” Heritage Auctions described the item. “That this Mickey Mantle card has remained in this state for seventy years is a true miracle.” »

The previous owner bought the card in 1991 for $50,000. He then hid it and kept it for over thirty years before putting it up for sale by Heritage Auctions. “We always knew this card would break records and expectations,” the auction house said. “But that is not possible [ce moment] less exciting. »

American Mickey Mantle, known to all baseball fans, played seventeen years for the New York Yankees. He died in 1995. His card outsold the jersey worn by Diego Maradona when he scored his “Hand of God” goal in the 1986 World Cup.

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