Baseball card of Mickey Mantle sells for a record $12.6 million
The amount easily exceeded the $7.25 million paid for a century-old baseball card of Honus Wagner
Baseball card of Mickey Mantle breaks all previous records September 28th
The rare Mantle card broke the previous record, which was set only a few months ago.
Diego Maradona's jersey from the contentious "Hand of God" goal in the 1986 World Cup of soccer sold for $9.3 million.
And just last month, the 1974’s “Rumble in the Jungle” sold for nearly $6.2 million.
All are part of a booming market for sports collectibles.