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    1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle #253 SGC 80 EX/NM 6. 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 Mickey 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. This particular offering is a very strong card with great eye appeal and certainly one of the stronger examples you'll see for this grade level. Graded SGC 80 EX/NM 6 assessment from the critical eyes at SGC and might be considered a little under graded by some.

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