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1952 Tip-Top Bread Label Mickey Mantle - PSA Poor 1 - Only 13 Graded!

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The Holy Grail of Bread Labels! Among the scarcest and most coveted of all early Mickey Mantle relics is the offered 1952 Tip-Top Bread Label. Graded Poor 1 by PSA, only 13 total examples of this ultra-scarce relic have been judged by the third-party authenticator. Printed on wafer-thin printing stock, very few such bread labels survived their initial encounter with hungry grocery consumers. This fragile "new to hobby" keepsake showcases a crisply formed die-cut perimeter that has sustained only the slightest of wear to the eight point endings. The slugger's smiling cameo is further surrounded by a starburst design and the advertising text declaration. Additionally, reverse packaging frequent to the issue is noticeable on the reverse. While several thousand 1952 Topps "rookie" and 1952 Bowman second-year Mantle cards have surfaced on the secondary market, it is often years between offerings of this seldom encountered cornerstone!

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