October 2009 Auction
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Every Mickey Mantle issue is iconic within the baseball world, but the '57 Topps Mantle is special. Coming off of his 1956 MVP winning Triple Crown season, children and adults alike were thumbing through packs in anticipation of acquiring the latest issue of this superstar now turned superhero. There was no longer any doubt who was the king of the baseball world in 1957. And this 1957 Topps Mickey Mantle NM/MT SGC 88 is as magnificent as the man for whom it honors. The rich tone of the solid, problem-free backdrop forces the observer into acknowledging the snow white, perfectly centered perimeter and accurately formed corners that are demanding of a NM/MT issue. The reverse projects in equally high caliber fashion, sporting a combination of red and blue tints that sharply convey Mantle's history making accomplishments along with his career success to that point. Overall an amazing specimen that will feel right at home with the very best issues ever produced.
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