Mickey Mantle card showing


“Holy Grail” of Baseball Cards on View in Denver

Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience happening for three days only!

See the “Holy Grail” of baseball cards, a gem mint PSA 10 ‘52 Topps Mickey Mantle card. It is one of only three ‘52 Topps Mantle cards in the world with this rating, making it one of the rarest and most desirable baseball cards in existence!

Tickets to see the 1952 Mickey Mantle card are included when you purchase a ticket for admission during July 16 - 18. Kids (5-15) remember to wear a baseball jersey and get in for FREE!


This particular Mickey Mantle baseball card is the only “perfect 10” of the three PSA 10-rated cards (in academic terms, a “perfect 10” is an A+, as opposed to the other two A’s). PSA grading standards rate authenticity for sports trading cards across all eras.

The card will be on display for three days only, July 16 – 18 at the History Colorado Center as part of the Play Ball! exhibition. The museum will stay open with extended hours until 9 p.m. these days to allow additional viewing.

The card is part of the Marshall Fogel Collection of classic baseball artifacts currently being highlighted in the Play Ball! A Celebration of America’s Game exhibition.

“This 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card is a unique piece of baseball history, celebrating the game’s place in American culture and its ability to bring people together across generations,” said Jason Hanson, History Colorado’s chief creative officer and the lead curator of the Play Ball! exhibition. “We’re grateful to have the opportunity to share this card. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our visitors.”

On Monday, July 16, hear more from the card’s owner and renowned collector Marshall Fogel as he explores the history and legacy of baseball and shares the stories behind the card and his expansive collections of baseball artifacts at his lecture Collecting America's Pastime

Tickets for the lecture must be purchased separately and include admission to see the ’52 Mantle card and the Play Ball! exhibition!

Space is limited.