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The Topps 1952 Mickey Mantle card that captured the attention of the sports collectible hobby over the past month has sold for an earthshaking $12.6 million, easily shattering the all-time record for most expensive sports card. 

The card surpassed the previous record by more than $5 million when it sold in the Summer Platinum Night Sports Auction at Heritage Auctions early Sunday morning, August 28. The card was owned by collector Anthony Giordano, who purchased it from hobby pioneer Al “Mr. Mint” Rosen in 1991.

A 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card is now the most valuable sports collectible in the hobby after selling for $12.6 million.

A 1909-11 T206 Honus Wagner baseball card sold for $7.25 million in a private sale by Goldin Co. in August, establishing a short-lived record. That card surpassed another T206 Wagner card that sold for $6.6 million last year at Robert Edward Auctions.

The Mantle card was expected to top $10 million, with some experts speculating it might climb to $15-$20 million. Its hammer price of $12.6 million includes a 20 percent buyers premium. The identity of the buyer has not been released.

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