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Old 02-08-2018, 05:10 PM
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Great start!

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Old 02-08-2018, 07:26 PM
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Thanks everyone.

Originally Posted by MCoxon View Post
That's a very nice PSA 5. It always amazes me how much eye-appeal can vary within an across grades; that looks as nice or nicer from 2-3 feet away as a PSA 6 or PSA 7 that isn't centered...
Yea, Iím not extremely knowledgeable with the grades but had been watching PSA 5s for about a month since it was in my price range. Snatched this one up when I saw it on eBay. Still not sure why itís a five. Was a little nervous since I thought it might be too good to be true.

Originally Posted by ALR-bishop View Post
Welcome aboard.

Great Mantle. And Williams is a natural fit for a San Diego collector because back in 1937.....

How do you collect your Padres cards, team sets, individual players, base sets, inserts, test issues ?
Honestly itís mostly bowman chrome of prospects. Have a lot of Fernando Tatis Jr cards, a Gwynn auto, some random Heritage. Itís kind of all over the place.
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Old 02-08-2018, 09:46 PM
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Fantastic Mantle my man. Welcome aboard on the vintage boat. Can't wait to see what the Williams is going to look like!

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Old 02-08-2018, 10:29 PM
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Nice card, I still remember my first Mantle. Finding them centered like that is tough in any grade.
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Old 02-09-2018, 11:27 AM
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Default Nice 1960 Mantle!

Congrats on the pickup!
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Old 02-09-2018, 01:40 PM
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First off, welcome to the Net54 line-up! We're glad to have you.

Second, I love your 1960 Topps Mickey Mantle. That card was among the first Mantle cards I ever saw as a 7-year old in 1961. Love at first sight, though I didn't get one until '72 or '73. With PSA, if it's a 5, something must have caught the eye of the grader to render it "only" EXCELLENT. Take heart, Murph, your Mick is beautiful, and since it's excellent, the price you paid was much much less than an high-grade specimen. Technical aspects of centering and corner wear, not to mention slight creases, drives the grades of most cards well down below yours. Remember, these are first and foremost picture cards, and the pictures of Mick, and the dazzling nameplate Topps gave the cards in 1960, all look much better than excellent. You did well, bro.

I wish you well on your pursuit of the '56 Ted Williams, a gorgeous card of Teddy Ballgame. If this sounds good to you, insist on getting one with great colors, crisply focused picture, and as few print spots as possible, with a little corner wear to bring the grade to "5".

Thanks for sharing your joy of your new Mickey Mantle. ---Brian Powell
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