I just wanted to get peoples thoughts on the long term value of a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle. I didn't realize that average to poor PSA 1's were now getting over $5,000 with nice 1's going for around $7,000.For higher grades the value just goes up from there. I understand that this IS the iconic card for a generation of "baby boomers" but it really makes me wonder who is going to buy these cards once the current group of owners decides to sell. I mean I really enjoy baseball cards and have the ability to spend 4 figures on a piece of cardboard so it seems like I would be a perfect candidate for buying one from the current holders, but I just don't ever seeing myself owning this card, I just don't connect to it like I do to a 1989 upper deck Griffey or Jordan RC. I mean maybe if I could get a PSA 3 or 4 for the current price of a crummy PSA 1 I might consider it just because of it's significance in card collecting, but we are coming up on a whole generation of people that have never seen Mantle play. For that type of money I'd rather have a nice Jordan RC, a Pujols Bowman Chrome auto and a Trout BC auto. I just can't see the Mantle holding it's value over the next 20 years. I mean honestly with the resurgence of Bowman amongst the younger collectors, wouldn't they just want the 1951 Bowman, that's his true RC anyways. When the 1952 topps really started taking off topps wasn't even making Bowman cards. I really don't think the 1952 is that rare it's just the fact that demand for it is currently quite high, I guess I just don't think that demand will be quite as strong in 20 or 30 years. Anyways wanted to get some peoples thoughts on it so let me know what you think.