29 Aug 2022

Mickey Mantle baseball card breaks sports auction records

From Morning Report, 8:51 am on 29 August 2022

A mint condition baseball card has sold for an astronomical price, blasting into the record books for the most ever paid for sports memorabilia.

The 1952 Mickey Mantle card sold for more than $NZ20 million - eclipsing the record posted just months ago of a Diego Maradona football jersey.

It's the latest big sale in an increasingly lucrative market for sports collectibles.

Heritage Auction's sports operations supervisor and auctioneer Mike Provenzale spoke to Kim Hill.