The card is of Mickey Mantle, a baseball player who played for the New York Yankees, from the United States, in the 1950s and 1960s. Mantle’s name has been in the Baseball Hall of Fame since 1974 and is one of the biggest names responsible for the sport’s popularity. In 2018, Forbes already published that the same piece is valued at one million dollars.
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Apparently, the trading of the cards is quite successful, in the past another chrome card was sold, this time of the athlete, also baseball, Mike Trout, for 4 million dollars in 2009.
What is the reason for the high price?
In the collecting world, the higher the rarity, the higher the price to charge. Some examples are retro items from previous years that are no longer sold today, such as football shirts or an album from world Cup.
Another reason is the person’s relationship with the people. An American, identified with the country’s baseball, is more likely to spend a fortune on the purchase of something reminiscent of the ancient days of his favorite sport.
Sticker price goes viral in Brazil
Speaking of identification, Brazil, the nation of soccer, has had a history of collecting the world CupSo much so that recently, a post showing the price of Neymar Jr.’s extra gold sticker, which does not need to be affixed to the album, was offered for sale on Mercado Livre for US$9,000.
Also regarding football, after the death of Diego Armando Maradona, the most unusual shirt in the history of his career was sold at auction, the episode called ‘La Mano de Dios’ in 1986, in the World Cup final against England. The auction took place on May 4 and the value was £7.1 million (R$44 million.)