Mickey Mantle Rookie Year Baseball Card
Strangely enough it is not mickey mantles official rookie card but there is no question that it is the sluggers most important card.
Mickey mantle rookie year baseball card. This combination of the legendary yankee on topps first true set has made it the most valuable mickey mantle baseball card and a close second to the t206 honus wagner in the holy grail debate. In 2017 topps began including 7 cards in its main sets again with yankees catcher gary sanchez being the first player other than mickey mantle to appear in the 7 slot since 1995. In terms of collectibility in the world of baseball cards and memorabilia few can rival mickey mantle. 253 this card was mantles first topps card.
The truth of the matter is that mickey mantles rookie card is his 1951 bowman card. Despite being long since retired as well as deceased mickey mantle cards continue to break new records. I mentioned earlier how i love the subtle nuances about cards that make them special. Topps un retired the 7 in 2006 to use exclusively for cards of mantle in the current years design.
The two types of 1952 topps mickey mantle cards. The card was produced a year earlier and even though it is not as valuable as the 52 topps version it is still his rookie. Issued a year before his topps debut mantles true rookie card comes from 1951 bowman baseball. Its a beautiful card that embodies classic baseball card collecting.
1956 and 1957 are some of mickey mantles best looking topps baseball cards and then for some reason topps decided to issue a run of mickey mantle portrait shots on his baseball cards from 1958 to 1963. As if the 1952 topps mickey mantle card wasnt already great enough there are actually two different types to keep things interesting. 1951 bowman willie mays rookie card. Here is a prime example.
The painted image features a young mantle standing against a cloudy backdrop. 1951 bowman 253 mickey mantle rookie card estimated psa 8 value. There has been much debate over the years what is mickey mantle rookie card. Many collectors believe that mantles rookie is the 1952 topps version which is his first topps card and in turn his most valuable card.
This is perhaps the most recognizable sportscard in the entire hobby and the anchor of the most important post war set in existence. Mantle had an exclusive contract with the bowman gum company in 1954 and 1955 so he has no topps cards for those years. 1951 bowman mickey mantle rookie card. Best of the 1950s the famous t206 honus wagner most expensive card ever.