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    1952 Star-Cal Decals Type 1 Mickey Mantle #70G PSA Authentic. Parents are fine with their kids collecting gum cards or pins but some mediums like stickers, tattoos or loud plastic coins maybe not so much. In 1952, the Meyercord Co. of Chicago sponsored two promotions featuring the latest and greatest baseball players. One variety offered two-players, the other just one players for the same 15-cent price. These were different. These were decals. Dip them in warm water and they became "Easy to Apply" allowing kids to innocently put these on books, school folders and lunch boxes but to suggest they go on walls, mirrors, wind shields, furniture and lamp shades... that might be testing some parental limits. How in the world could any adoring fan keep themselves from plucking down their hard-earned 15-cents and not open this to display Mantle across his/her school folder or bedroom wall. Maybe the desire to put it on a bedroom wall was the issue.

    Offered is an unopened package featuring then newbie Yankees Outfielder Mickey Mantle. A young man of great promise who was asked to take over for a retiring legend and win the hearts of the New York Yankee fans.

    Encapsulated PSA Authentic. PSA has currently slabbed only fifteen examples and all are "Authentic" suggesting a policy against numeric grades for this type of item. We see some very light crease in the left border of the pouter paper envelope. The decal with a glorious portrait of Mantle looks totally unscathed by the passing of almost seventy years. With '52 Topps cards at such high value this piece almost seems like a steal considering how few have been submitted to PSA.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2019
    17th-18th Saturday-Sunday
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