- 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.”
1968 Topps Game
But when it comes to the baseball collecting world, this card gets no love. Just like those leader and team cards, these inserts are considered lesser cards. No stats. No team logo. Not even a team name. This card doesn't seem to have much going for it. Except ...
It's Mickey Mantle.
And in the baseball card world, he's king. His cards are far more popular than any other player of the modern vintage era (1952-1980). Was he the greatest player of the time? Willie Mays wouldn't think so. Yet Mantle out-values Mays every time.
Another thing this card has going for it is it's price. You can easily get one of these cards for under $20. Maybe even $10 if you are persistent.
Ten dollars for an original Mickey Mantle from his playing days is a great deal, Poor Old Baseball Card or not.
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This card was my first Mantle back in the 90s. I think I paid $4 for it in almost perfect condition. No respect.
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