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    1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 SGC FR 1.5. The legends surrounding the career of Mickey Mantle are too numerous to recount. The same man holds the record for the longest home run, as well as the record for the fastest sprint to first base from home. He almost gave up and went home after a tough start to his minor league career. A phone call to his notoriously tough father, Mutt Mantle, changed all that. Indeed, Mutt was a baseball fan and named his son after the rugged Hall of Fame catcher, Mickey Cochrane, so the sport was in the young Mantle's blood. By the time his 1952 Topps card had been issued, "The Mick" had played in a World Series against the Giants, injuring his leg in the process. It is doubtless this slowed him down, but the talent was so overwhelming this Oklahoma boy could not be denied. The card is almost as legendary as the man.

    Here is an example of that 1952 Topps card, graded in SGC FR 1.5. This card is a real beauty, if not for an ancient piece of adhesive tape that has discolored over the years. There are some centering issues, but the corner wear is slight and the back surface is really nice. A great card that presents very well, in spite of its grade.

    Guide Value or Estimate: $20,000 - up.

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