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    1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle #253 SGC 70 EX+ 5.5. The Mick'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 pop to thank for this card's status as one of the most desirable in post-war collecting, rather than being just a run-of-the-mill high number common. This example features rich hues and very nice centering leaving tremendous eye appeal. Graded SGC 70 EX+ 5.5.

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    November, 2016
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