Million Dollar Mantle Collection To Be Displayed at This Year's National

Million Dollar Mantle Collection To Be Displayed at This Year’s National

Memory Lane Inc. will be showcasing one of the highest-graded Mickey Mantle collections in the hobby for the National Sports Collectors Convention in Rosemont, Ill., August 3-7.  This amazing accumulation of 21 cards, owned by Texas resident Don Spence, will be on display for collectors to view. Mantle appears on 21 major base cards from 1951-1969 and "The Lone Star Collection," as it is referred to, includes all 21 in either PSA 10 (Gem Mint) or PSA 9 (Mint) condition. It is the finest accumulation of such cards known to exist.

2011 marks only the second time the collection has been on public display. As was the case at the 2009 National in Cleveland, collectors will have the opportunity to have their photo taken with any of these remarkable treasures, as Spence and Memory Lane team up to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Mantle's cardboard debut.

The collection has been appraised for between $2 million - $3 million dollars. Six of the cards are the highest graded Mantle cards of their kind in existence. In addition to the 1951 Bowman rookie, Spence owns five other Mantle "10s" including: 1953 Bowman Color, 1959 Topps, 1962 Topps, 1964 Topps and 1969 Topps. A lifelong pursuit of acquisition, grading, reselling and upgrading has led to the assembly of remarkable impressive collection.

In addition to viewing and holding cards from the collection, attendees who visit Memory Lane's booth (#1000 near the front entrance) will be given free wall calendars that pictures the entire collection.

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