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    1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle #253 PSA EX 5. Bowman's run of annual baseball card promotions lasted only eight seasons but each set, in its own special way, had an impact on the hobby. The '48 set opened the gates to the modern era of the hobby. The '53 series brought color photography to fans while their '55 series is now a classic "TV Series" for the American combination of baseball and America's newest and quickly spreading craze - television... in color. Their 1951 set is famous for their quality illustrations and a couple rookie cards of players who would become legends.

    Graded PSA EX 5.The color quality here has remained deep and nicely saturated. Scratching from printing press rollers is not to be found. Corners show some wear but only at modest levels and all come to 90-degree angles. His central portrait is very nicely centered. This is a solid mid-grade example of the rookie card of a baseball legend.


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