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    1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle #253 SGC 60 EX 5. Debate all you wish to that the 1952 Topps card is Mickey Mantle's rookie but you'll always be wrong. While claims that Mantle's '52 Topps card is a prettier card, as we're of the opinion that Bowman's designs of the early 1950's represent one of the high water marks in cardboard aesthetics. This is a very appealing example of a key rookie appearance. The corners show some modest wear, there is a very faint and unobtrusive printing press roller line but all is overshadowed by the strong color quality, almost 100% blemish-free surfaces (faint wax on reverse) and precisely centered central portrait. Graded SGC 60 EX 5. A very nice solid mid-grade example of a hobby classic.

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    November, 2016
    17th-19th Thursday-Saturday
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