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    Description

    1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle #253 SGC VG/EX 4. When Mantle posed for the photo that would be used for his rookie card one wonders if he realized what an iconic portrait it would become. Though his early struggles almost convinced Mickey to hang up his bat at age twenty, his perseverance led to Hall of Fame immortality and turned this card from a mere "common" into the most valuable card in the popular set. Corner wear exists but none of the all-too common printer press rollers that diminish the visual appeal. Vivid colors and surfaces affected only by some reverse wax staining. Graded SGC VG-EX 4. A very solid representation.


    Guide Value or Estimate: $8,000 - up.

    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    July
    9th Thursday
    Auction Dates
    July
    30th-31st Thursday-Friday
    Proxy Bidding Begins Approx.
    41 Days
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: N/A
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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