The most expensive baseball card of all time has been sold for more than $10 million.
A 1952 baseball card featuring Mickey Mantle has just been sold for a whopping $12.6 million this past Sunday, CNN Business reports. According to Heritage Auctions, this makes the world’s most-expensive collectible baseball card in the world.
“An eight-figure auction result in the sports market was the stuff of fantasy just a decade ago,” said Chris Ivy, Heritage’s director of sports auctions, said in the release, CNN Business reports.
The card was graded “Mint+ 9.5” by the Sportscard Guaranty Corporation for how well it’s been preserved. Mantle, a New York Yankees legend, played for the team for 17 years and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974.
“We always knew this card would shatter records and expectations. But that doesn’t make it any less of a thrill to be part of an auction during which a single item breaks the eight-figure threshold for the first time. It’s an extraordinary accomplishment for our wonderful team of sports experts at Heritage Auctions. And, of course, we could not have done it without our consignor, Anthony Giordano, who put his trust in Heritage to bring this amazing card to market.”