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    1954 Dan-Dee Potato Chips Mickey Mantle PSA Mint 9! Practically untouched and in immaculate condition we present what can be described as one of the finest early-1950's Mickey Mantle cards as recorded on any census report. This is not just another example of a nationally issued and easily recognizable gum card. The smiling portrait does more than just convey what the Yankees hero looked like. Caught in mid-chuckle, the face exudes that all-American ideal we seek in our heroes. His is a glance of confidence and charm. His naïve smile has yet to fully comprehend the profound impact he will have on a generation of young and old alike. Any kid from any state could own a Bowman brand gum card of Mantle in the summer of '54. No one would have the chance to continue the two year run Topps afforded gum chewing baseball fans. To ease the emptiness left by Topps, Dan-Dee Potato Chips produced a 29-card incentive to buy potato chips, as if any were needed. Dan-Dee saw fit to include the Yankees star and heir apparent to the Ruth/DiMaggio crown.

    Graded PSA Mint 9, this card is one of seven at the Mint 9 level with none higher. A prophetic population total if there ever was one. Thankfully spared from contact with greasy chips, this stunning specimen is outshone by no others from the currently 317 submissions. By comparison, almost 1,200 '52 Topps "scarce" high number Mantle cards have been validated by PSA. Searching for the discrepancies responsible for "points lost" from the Mint rating, one sees nothing to question the Mint assessment. Mantle's portrait is centered to the point of perfection; hues are deep and saturated; edges scream vintage factory processing; corners are sharp. A premier Mantle card that earns the right to be the pinnacle of any Mantle collection.


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