Anonymous Collectibles NJ said...

“Let me see if I got this right. You buy low grade

beat up cards and feature them on your blog.

That’s awesome. Totally different than all the

other blogs I have seen featuring the nicest cards.”


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?


Dave 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.

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.

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.

GOGOSOX60 said...

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

Anonymous said...

Anyone care to share their own poor Mickey Mantles for this Best Worst Mickey Mantle Collection???