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    1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle #253 PSA NM 7. The Mick's first card was almost his last. After struggling in his rookie season to such a degree that he was sent back down to the minors, the young Oklahoman was ready to call it quits. But his father, who had named Mickey after his own baseball hero Mr. Cochrane, wouldn't hear of it. "Just be a little patient," "Mutt" Mantle told him, "Things will get better." And quite clearly they did. So we have Mickey's pop to thank for this card's status as one of the most desirable in post-war collecting, rather than being just a run-of-the-mill high number common. Our particular offering represents one of the stronger examples you'll see of this tough, short-printed card, garnering a Near Mint designation from the critical eyes of PSA.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2005
    14th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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