Mickey Mantle’s is one of baseball’s most cherished legends. His name is synonymous with the New York Yankees. Mantle played his entire seventeen-year career with the club. Mickey Mantle’s 1952 Topps card recently broke auction record as the most expensive in history.

Mantle was featured on the mint 1952 collecting card from Heritage Auctions. According to People, the highly sought-after and incredibly rare Mickey Mantle baseball card that was in immaculate condition broke its previous record as the most expensive card ever sold at auction.

The 1952 card, which showed the image and position of the legendary Hall of Fame New York Yankee, sold for a total of $12.6 million. The buyer’s premium, or 20% of the successful bid, was included in the winning bid. A 1909 Honus Wagner card that sold for $6.6 million set the previous record for the most expensive collecting card ever sold.

The already rare Mantle card was graded an astounding 9.5 and put up for auction through Heritage Auctions, making it the ultimate grail for collectors with deep money. The card owner Anthony Giordano told ESPN of Mantle.

Every time he got up to the plate, the crowd would go crazy, the roars would be there. And he never disappointed you. … He had that aura about him. Whether you’re from the New York area or not, or a Yankees fan, it was always Mickey Mantle that was highlighted.

The auction of this specific Mantle card attracted so much interest that Heritage Auctions announced on the bid website that the card would be the subject of a documentary. Mickey Mantle’s final Yankees jersey also sold for an astonishing $2.2 million at Heritage Auctions back in March. Check out the picture below.

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