11.09.2013

1959 Topps
Mickey Mantle

Oh how I love a poor old Mickey Mantle.

This card arrived earlier this week after my eBay best offer was counteroffered at $27. I was hoping to pick it up for under $25 but how could I quibble over $2. After all, it's a 54-year-old of MICKEY MANTLE.

I'm lucky to own more than a few Mantle's in poor condition. This one's right up there with the worst.

But did I pay too much?

I usually don't pay more than a few dollars for poor old baseball cards but when they're of the game's greats I don't mind shelling out a few more dollars. I figure the superstars will always hold their value, no matter the condition.

So again I ask: Would you pay $27 for an original 1959 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card with a few creases?

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5 Comments:

Blogger david bancroft said...

Tony, I just paid $25 for a beat up old '64 Hank Aaron, so I know I would pay that for the Mick. Another great find.

November 10, 2013 at 6:16 AM  
Blogger Fuji said...

Nice find. I'd have to be in the situation to see if I'd pay that or not. It's definitely a great day, but I'm not one of those guys who has to have a vintage Mantle in my collection. Now if it was 53T Jackie Robinson, than I'd say "yes" all day.

November 10, 2013 at 6:42 AM  
Blogger CaptKirk42 said...

Yep I'd pay that I'd pay at least up to $30 which is my normal high for individual cards usually in better condition but for superstars and harder to afford vintage I'd go that extra few bucks.

November 10, 2013 at 1:33 PM  
Blogger GOGOSOX60 said...

Check the DNA, might be from Bob Costas's wallet....

November 30, 2013 at 7:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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December 7, 2013 at 4:52 PM  

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