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    1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle #253 SGC 84 NM 7. The kid from Commerce was still wearing his hated number "6" jersey when he posed for the image that would be utilized for his rookie card debut. Though his early struggles almost convinced Mickey to hang up his bat at age twenty, his perseverance led to Hall of Fame immortality and turned this card from a mere "common" into one of the most revered cards in the entire hobby.

    Educated collectors will understand the difficulty in achieving a NM assessment on any 1951 Bowman, particularly those from the high-number series. Centering, gum and wax stains plague this classic issue. Rest assured none of those traditional worries apply to this card. A perfect storm of precise registration, a lack of any staining, roller lines plus brilliant colors, about as perfect centering one could hope for results in immense eye appeal. Graded SGC 84 NM 7. A simply gorgeous example of a card riding a well-deserved wave of popularity.


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