Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Mickey Mantle Cards

Mickey Mantle baseball cards are a symbol of the '50s, '60s, and some say the foundation of the hobby.

Mantle's cards helped lead the hobby out of the shoe boxes of little kids and in to the hearts of adults.

Mantle was also one of the first to understand the true value of his autograph on baseballs and bats. At the time, he became a punching bag for collector's because of his "outrageous" prices at shows - $50 on a baseball. Seems like a good deal to me!

The Mickey Mantle baseball card site is a great collection of Mantle's cards. I really like the Mantle era cards. It captures more than the player, it also reflects the players' era.

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