1953 Bowman Color #59 Mickey Mantle SGC 8.5 NM-MT+
BORDERLINE MINT MICK!!! The prestigious Topps and Bowman Chewing Gum Companies vigorously battled for baseball card supremacy throughout the early 1950's, with their most exalted subject being the iconic Mickey "Charles" Mantle. While "The Mick" had a myriad of eye pleasing cardboard issues to choose from, numerous sophisticated enthusiasts would soundly agree that one of his most aesthetically superior cards remains his 1953 Bowman keepsake. With that in mind, offered here is a breathtaking SGC 8.5 NM-MT+ specimen of Mantle's highly coveted 1953 Bowman card. It is no secret that the immortal Mickey Mantle rules the post-WWII card market, primarily due to the mystique of his iconic 1952 Topps card as well as his unparalleled power.
The "Mick" was the quintessential idol for millions of young aspiring American boys, and his supernatural tape measure home runs as well as his unfathomable string of championships all justify why his cardboard stature continues to escalate at an infinite level. The Mantle card market has never been "hotter", with record breaking prices virtually recorded with each and every sale. His Cooperstown worthy batting image portrays near-immaculate contrast, impeccable clarity, and vivid hues as the Goliath-like switch hitter completes his mighty right-handed swing. The hallowed image is extremely well-centered, depicting only a negligible trace of favoritism towards the left edge (approx. 45/55 or even slightly better "side to side" centering).
Pack-fresh to say the least, a super eye pleasing powder blue background, virtually flawless surfaces, super-clean borders and razor sharp corner tips consistent with the grade complete this 68-year-old marvel. We cannot begin to emphasize the continuous soaring market prices for hallowed Cooperstown inductees from the '50's and '60's, and as hobbyists are well aware of, the "Commerce Comet" easily paves the way for this unprecedented escalation. Now is your golden opportunity to emulate "The Mick" himself, and hit a mammoth home run of your own by seizing this world-class beauty.
The offered card is a very pleasing expression of its production's lovely aesthetic. Clean white borders frame Mantle's batting pose likeness. The card's superior color and focus, and its marvelous print quality, combine to yield outstanding eye appeal. Its edges are fresh and fully original in appearance; the item's perimeter reveal nicely pointed corner tips. Here's a thoroughly enviable Hall of Fame subject from Bowman's first, and most impressive, oversized issue. Get on board the high end Mantle train.
MIN BID $3,500