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Mickey Mantle is still considered by many to be the last true baseball hero. The young outfielder accepted the torch passed by the great DiMaggio, who had similarly followed in the path of Lou Gehrig. The 1951 season was Mantle's first in pinstripes and, despite his being sent back down to the minors for more seasoning, Bowman issued this card in that year's final key series. Bowman's colorized visage of future greatness was adapted from an image taken in spring training before the 1951 season. This is one of the earliest images of Mickey Mantle in a Yankee uniform. If you look closely it is even evident that he is sporting #6 on his back. Only in the most carefully preserved specimens, as here, does the design's true magnificence reveal itself.

This exquisite PSA EX-MT 6 example has superb white borders. While the corners are somewhat rounded, the card has tremendous eye appeal with bold colors. Both the front and back are extremely well centered compared to most Excellent-Mint 6’s. A wonderful true rookie card of the Commerce Comet available for a serious collector or smart investor.

1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle Rookie – PSA EX-MT 6
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Minimum Bid: $7,500
Final prices include buyers premium.: $45,510
Number Bids:18
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