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    1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle #253 PSA EX-MT+ 6.5. After struggling in his rookie season enough to be sent back down to the minors, the young Oklahoman was ready to call it quits. Hard to believe the Mick's first card was almost his last. History tells us fortunes changed for the talented outfielder. Today, card #253 from the '51 Bowman edition is among the most desirable cards in post-war collecting. The batting portrait of Mantle has gone from a typical batting poses to one of the iconic images of any player in modern baseball. The hobby thrives on those who assemble massive gatherings to those who feel one card is enough to represent their collecting goals. This card is often that individual acquisition.

    Graded PSA EX-MT+ 6.5. This example offers much nicer than anticipated gloss and ink quality, precise print registration, blemish-free surfaces (including a lack of reverse wax stains) and corner quality for an excellent-mint+ card. Centering is perfect. A very attractive card with incredible visual appeal. If you are looking for a nice Mantle rookie that won't break the bank, this is the ideal card for you.


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    February, 2019
    23rd-24th Saturday-Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 23
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