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    1959 Bazooka Mickey Mantle Complete Box--Finest Example Known.
    Among the most difficult of the decade's card issues (and of Mickey's as well) is this supreme rarity, a high-grade '59 Bazooka that remains uncut from the back of this complete bubble gum box. While scarce enough in its infinitely more common "card" state, created when a young fan cut along the dotted perimeter as instructed, only a tiny handful of any Bazooka boxes from this time remain surgically unaltered. The Mantle is far and away the most desirable and valuable card in the set, making this offering the absolute top of the 1959 Bazooka heap.

    Condition is quite remarkable as well, given the improbability of keeping a small and delicate cardboard box alive for nearly six decades. The lid of the box exhibits a single, short wrinkle, and there's a small bend in the side panel, but the all-important base, containing the Mantle card, is spared even these minor faults. We'd need to see a superior example with our own eyes to believe one could possibly exist.


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    August, 2017
    19th-20th Saturday-Sunday
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