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    1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle #253 PSA EX+ 5.5. Some might be surprised to lean that Mantle'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 dad to thank for this card's status as one of the most desirable cards in the entire post-war era, rather than being just a run-of-the-mill high number common.

    Graded PSA EX+ 5.5. This example features bright colors and very clean surfaces. Corners show light to modest wear at tips leaving centering as the primary reason for the grade. Very strong eye appeal.


    Guide Value or Estimate: $15,000 - up.

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    July
    18th Thursday 10:00 pm CT
    Auction Dates
    July
    18th-20th Thursday-Saturday
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    This lot is in: 1 - Sports Collectibles Session
    (Lots 80001-81735) - 10:00 PM Central Time, Thursday, July 18, 2019.
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    Heritage Auctions - Dallas
    3500 Maple Ave
    17th Floor
    Dallas, TX 75219

    Current Bid:
    $4,400
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