Considered to be the "Holy Grail" of baseball cards, a mint PSA 10-rated '52 Topps Mickey Mantle card will be on display the Denver's History Colorado Center for a limited time.
If you're an avid baseball card collector or just a huge baseball fan, then you're gonna wanna listen to this. One of the most valuable baseball cards in history will be on display for only three days in July. This card is so rare that it hasn't been seen by the public in more than 20 years!
The 1952 Mickey Mantle card is a "perfect 10" on the PSA's grading standards -- one of three Mickey Mantle cards to receive a rating of 10, according to the museum.
Courtesy of Marshall Fogel
"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," Jason Hanson, History Colorado's chief creative officer and lead curator of the exhibit, said in a statement. "We're grateful to have the opportunity to share this card. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our visitors."
The baseball card will be available for viewing from July 16-18 as part of the History Colorado Center's Play Ball! exhibition. And on July 16, Marshall Fogel -- the renowned collector who is loaning the baseball card, along with other historic artifacts for the exhibit -- will be sharing the stories behind the Mickey Mantle card.
Tickets for the Collecting America's Pastime lecture must be bought separately, but do include admission to the exhibition. But keep in mind that space is limited. Adult tickets cost $14 and kiddos (ages 5-15) can get in for free if they arrive clad in a baseball jersey. Purchase tickets here.
Other baseball artifacts in the Play Ball! exhibit include Joe DiMaggio's away jersey worn during Game 2 of the 1951 World Series, Babe Ruth's bat (used between 1925 to 1931), Vinny Castilla's game-worn Colorado Rockies All-Star Game cap in 1998, and so much more!
What do you think? Are you gonna check out the rare baseball card while it's on loan in Denver? Let us know in the comments below.