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Mickey Mantle 1952 baseball card sells for a record-breaking $12.6 million

Yahoo Finance Live anchors discuss a 1952 Mickey Mantle baseball card selling for $12.6 million.

Video Transcript

AKIKO FUJITA: This week, a baseball card of the New York Yankees player sold for $12.6 million yesterday. That is the highest price on a record for a piece of sports memorabilia. The 1952 card, which was issued by collectible company, Topps, is one of the very few left in existence and in good condition of arguably the most powerful switch hitter in baseball history.

The record breaking sale is a new high for the sports collectible market, which has been booming since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020. Not just sports cars, by the way, Brian. You like to talk about Pokémon.

BRIAN CHEUNG: I love Pokémon.

AKIKO FUJITA: This is incredible, $12.6 million.

BRIAN CHEUNG: Yeah, well, I'm not really impressed because I sold a Luka Doncic NFT for, like, 600 bucks. So you could say I'm a bit of a flipper myself.