Former NFL Lineman Evan Mathis Sells Mickey Mantle Baseball Card For $2.88 Million

April 20, 2018 at 10:10 am by Terez in Evan Mathis, NFL

Evan Mathis retired from the NFL after the 2016 season after a nice 12-year long career with a few different teams. Yesterday, he made more money by selling his 1952 Mickey Mantle baseball card than he did in all but one of the 12 seasons. He told the AP when he first decided to sell it, that it was to free up some money: “After retiring from the NFL a little more than a year ago, Evan Mathis decided to move closer to where he grew up in Alabama. And to get the kind of house he and his wife wanted, Mathis needed to free up some money. And that meant the avid sports card collector would have to part with his prized possession: a 1952 Mickey Mantle baseball card. Just that image of the young Mickey Mantle, over the years it’s been a centerpiece of the hobby, Mathis told The Associated Press by phone. I guess it’s kind of like the Mona Lisa of the sports card world.” – TO