1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle Rookie PSA 4.5 VG-EX+
MANTLE ROOKIE!!! After Wagner's timeless gem, Mantle's rookie cardboard gem defines the cornerstone of card collecting, and is a great addition to all major card collections in the world. No one will argue that Mantle's 1951 Bowman image will forever be embedded in hobby lore as one of the few post WWII cards that supersedes almost all high-end pre-WWII cards. Mick's lifetime batting statistics were impressive in today's comparison. Yet, his unquestionable power, long tape measure home runs and overall love for the game and fans add to the legacy of this card.
What better card could represent the strength of our hobby than Mickey Mantle's first cardboard issue, treasured by every young boy who grew up worshiping the "Commerce Comet" dominate the game via his 12 pennants, 7 World Series victories and World Series record 18 home runs. Even more impressive was that Mantle achieved all of this success playing in pain virtually most of his career. Up for sale is a 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle in a PSA 4.5 VG-EX+ holder. This very important 1951 Bowman Mantle is considered by many collectors as Mickey's Rookie card. Bold color and a clear image is offered on this 69 year old Rookie card of Mickey. A young pose at the plate is displayed boldly on this card. Take a look, step up and place a bid.
MIN BID $4,000