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    1959 Bazooka Mickey Mantle Complete Box. Among the most difficult of the decade's card issues (and of Mickey's as well) is this supreme rarity, a high-grade '59 Bazooka that remains uncut from the back of this complete bubble gum box. While scarce enough in its infinitely more common "card" state, created when a young fan cut along the dotted perimeter as instructed, only a tiny handful of any Bazooka boxes from this time remain surgically unaltered. The Mantle is far and away the most desirable and valuable card in the set, making this offering the absolute top of the 1959 Bazooka heap. Condition is quite remarkable as well, given the improbability of keeping a small and delicate cardboard box alive for four and a half decades. The front of the box is gently pushed in a bit, and a couple of hairline wrinkles run through the upper half of the image of Mickey on the back, but these are only visible at certain angles to the light. Otherwise the box remains free of tearing or staining or any other noteworthy defects. The odds of finding another are small, and of finding one better, infinitesimal.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2005
    14th Saturday
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