11.13.2009

1968 Topps
Mickey Mantle

I got an e-mail a few weeks ago from a reader of this blog alerting me to an eBay auction of a 1968 Topps Mickey Mantle.

When I looked up the card, I found this beauty: the same card I had actually been monitoring for a few days. It's like this card was made for this site.

How could I resist – even at $26.09.

When the envelope came in the mail a few days ago, it was postmarked Massachusetts.

Surprised?

I wish I knew the story behind this card.

Was it altered by a disgruntled Red Sox fan? Was it taped to a bedpost reminding its owner of the hated Yankees? Would the original artist have applied his hand if he knew the card would someday be worth a bundle?

All questions I will never know the answers to.

But it's fun wondering, isn't it?

3 comments:

beardy said...

Seeing as I go by beardy and all, I seriously wanted this card, but couldn't justify bidding that much to get it, even if it is a Mantle.

Seeing your post however, has left me filled with regret. What an awesome and unique card to have. The fact that it's a Mantle only makes it more hilarious.

Totally awesome that it ended up in a card blogger's hands regardless!

Matthew Glidden said...

What an excellent find! Now that he's got a stately beard and pipe, does the Mick need a smoking jacket and some slippers?

Anonymous said...

my money is on "disgruntled Red Sox fan."