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Update on Feb. 15, 2009: I sent my Mantle card into PSA for review. I just received it back with a bump to the new grade of PSA 8.5. It is that nice. I even held out hope that it may bump to PSA 9 but it did not quite make it. So I have scans attached of the same card when it was a PSA 8 and now a PSA 8.5. Previous comments....Beautifully centered!! This gorgeous Mantle card is the cornerstone of my '59 collection. Check scan on card #9 to see the back of this Mantle gem. Rarely will you see a nicer Mantle card front and back!! All four corners are so nice that it is not a stretch to say that this card is a hair away from PSA 9.
This is the rare No Option Statement variation card. There are five of these variation cards in the 1959 Topps set. The tough ones to find are the No Option and No Trade cards. This is one of those gems.
Graded by PSA on May 26, 2010. A beautiful Mint 9 of this variation card. The first one graded PSA 9 after PSA begin grading all three variations. The best part of this story is that I bought this card raw off of eBay in February, 2010!