Topps today announced the auction of a 1-of-1 Topps 1952 Mickey Mantle Card NFT as part of a unique Topps Timeless NFT Series. Beginning on Tuesday, March 1st at 1pm EST, Topps will give fans an opportunity to own the next evolution of one of the most sought-after collectibles in history with their first-ever NFT auction on the OpenSea platform.
“The Topps 1952 Mickey Mantle card continues to be one of the most coveted baseball cards of all time, and we’re excited for one passionate fan to be able to add this monumental piece of sports history to their digital collection.”
Presented in cooperation with Major League Baseball and the Mantle Estate, this unique NFT is the first featured collectible in the Topps Timeless Series, a new collection celebrating the company’s most iconic baseball cards through exclusive, premium 1-of-1 NFT collectibles.
“Throughout Topps’ rich history, and especially over the last few years, several iconic baseball cards have been designated as holy grails to the collecting community. With our Topps Timeless Series, we now bring these historic cards to the blockchain as NFTs that can be owned forever and passed down for generations. The Topps 1952 Mickey Mantle card continues to be one of the most coveted baseball cards of all time, and we’re excited for one passionate fan to be able to add this monumental piece of sports history to their digital collection.”
The NFT will be minted as an ERC-721 token and is a stunning recreation of the classic Topps baseball card, complete with video of historical imagery and memorabilia that showcase and celebrate Mickey Mantle’s legacy. The 1952 Mickey Mantle NFT Auction will go live on the OpenSea platform on March 1st at 1pm EST and ends March 4th at 1pm EST. Any bid placed in the last 10 minutes will extend the auction by an additional 10 minutes. The winner of the auction will also have the rare opportunity to have a 30-minute video interview with Mickey Mantle’s sons, Danny and David Mantle.