1952 Topps Baseball Set Break With Mickey Mantle Rookie Card Available

You Could Own a Mickey Mantle Rookie Card For as Little as $249.50
  • May 18, 2024

A 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie card could be yours! Our sister company, Vintage Breaks, is offering a set break of 1952 Topps baseball cards and this iconic card is in the break. See how you could add this historic treasure to your personal collection.

We love working with our sister company, Vintage Breaks, especially when it could land you one of the most famous cards in our hobby! Available for you now is a partial set break of 1952 Topps baseball cards. Included in the break is a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie card.


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A set break is a type of card break in which full or partial sets are broken up into spots. Each spot represents one card. This particular set break has 311 total cards from the 1952 Topps set, and includes cards numbered 1 through 311. From card number 1, Andy Pafko, to card number 311, Mickey Mantle, each card in that run is included. With only 311 cards only 311 spots are available. Each spot you purchase guarantees you one card! When all 311 spots are purchased, Vintage Breaks will randomize the list of names live during their breaking show. The number you land on after the randomization correlates to the card you take home. For example: if after the random, your name is first on the list, you'll receive card number one. If your name is in spot number 261, you own card 261 - Willie Mays! This may be one of few times you'll ever want to be last on a list - Mickey Mantle is card number 311. 

This particular handful of cards you see above are graded by SGC. From Bob Feller down to Larry Dobb along with Willie Mays in the center, these are the exact cards in the break! Of course, this is the star of the show:

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This Mickey Mantle card is graded by PSA and is valued around $30,000 in this condition! Have you ever wondered why the Mickey Mantle card is so valuable? When Topps released their cards in 1952, they did so in different series. Imagine batches of cards. Early in the baseball season, Topps released cards numbered 1-80 as Series 1. Cards numbered 81-130 were in Series 2, and so on. The idea was to keep kids coming into stores and purchasing packs all year long rather than completing the full set in April and not buying cards in October. Sounds like a great idea, right? Unfortunately, by the time the higher-numbered cards were hitting store shelves, kids were interested in buying the new football cards and not the baseball cards. Not being able to sell the high-numbered cards, Topps famously dumped the cards in the Ocean! Guess which player has his card in the high numbers. Yep - Mickey Mantle. 

If you would like your chance and landing this exact Mickey Mantle card, you can grab a spot in the Vintage Breaks set break now for only $249.50! Grab you spot right here:

1952 Topps Baseball Break


If you have a Mickey Mantle rookie card and are interested in selling, we are buying! We are vintage card specialists and are always interested in purchasing collections. Not only have we purchased many Mickey Mantle rookie cards over the last 20 years, Just Collect has also proudly purchased other rare cards like a 1915 Cracker Jack Shoeless Joe Jackson, multiple cards from the 18th Century such as these 1887 N172 Old Judge cards, and complete sets of 1948 Bowman basketball cards.


Just Collect is always buying vintage sports and non-sports cards from 1879 to 1979 as well as select modern cards. If you have a collection that you are considering selling, contact us today to discuss or get our industry-leading purchase offer. If you have a collection that you want appraised, please contact us and we would be happy to discuss your collection and help you understand the real cash value of your collection in the current marketplace. Check out the Just Collect Buy List.

We always offer a FREE APPRAISAL for your collection here at the Just Collect site. Just click here:


We offer may ways to evaluate your cards other than or using our website, too.

  • Travel to Us

If you can make the trip here like the son from my hometown did for this collection- we can make a deal at the office. We once met a father-son duo that drove eight hours from Virginia to meet us to sell a Michael Jordan rookie card stored in Tupperware since 1986 - great read here

  • Come to convention

We keep a LIST of card shows we'll be attending.  Come stop by the Just Collect table and chat.

  • Meet in-person

If you have a valuable collection and want us to come to you, we'll hop on the next plane out.

  • Meet in New York City

We have another location in New York you can meet us at; read all the information here.

  • SHIP your collection 

If you choose to mail your cards for an appraisal, we will evaluate your cards for FREE still. If you choose not to sell the cards, we'll ship them back shipping fees paid by us!  We can offer our FedEx account with 2-day shipping, fully insured, all covered by us. Simply contact the office to set up this option.


We've run into a wide range of people and collections over the last 25 years. Although Just Collect is known for buying vintage sports cards and especially vintage baseball cards, we are also extremely interested in buying non-sports cards, too!  

Every collection and every collector is different and we treat EVERY collection with the respect and attention that we show for our own collections. We understand that many have put their heart and souls into building their collections. So when you're ready to sell, we understand the feelings that you're going through and will work with you to help you reach a decision that is a WIN/WIN, because if you're not happy, we're not happy.


Whether you have vintage cards or modern wax you want to sell, you can reach out to us any time! 



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