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    Signed 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle #253 PSA/DNA Auto Mint 9. "Mickey is the Yankee rookie of whom so much is expected in 1951," begins the text on the verso of the Yankee legend's '51 Bowman card. How's that for understatement? Though the Mick offered only a glimpse of his future greatness that turbulent first year, his subsequent seventeen left no doubt that the money spent on sending scouts out to Joplin in 1950 was a sound investment. And the same could certainly be said of money spent to acquire this exceedingly rare autographed example of Mantle's true rookie.

    It's worthy of note that our last offering of a 1951 Bowman Mantle bearing a PSA/DNA Mint 9 signature commanded $66,000, in our May 2018 catalog auction. This example exhibits more general wear, and is identified as having an "Altered Back" due to what appears to be adhesive residue on verso, but the intense rarity should carry more weight than these condition issues.


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2019
    17th-18th Saturday-Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 27
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