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Old 08-20-2010, 11:34 AM
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Default What are your top 5 Mickey Mantle cards?

I got the idea for this after reading this blog about the top 10 Mantle cards:

I figured I'd cut it to a top 5 to make it tougher. Top 10 lists are welcome too. I have a bit of a Topps bias so here's my list:

1. 1952 Topps
2. 1953 Topps
3. 1956 Topps
4. 1957 Topps
5. 1964 Topps

Honorable mentions: 1958 Topps, 1963 Topps, 1969 Topps

How about everyone else?

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Old 08-20-2010, 12:30 PM
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Default The Mick

Here's mine in terms of curb appeal and not value bc that would be fairly easy to determine:

1. '59 Bazooka
2. '52 Topps
3. '64 Stand-Up
4. '51 Bowman
5. '57 Topps


edit to add: I only own three of the five

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Old 08-20-2010, 02:09 PM
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1. 1953 Bowman

2. 1959 Home Run Derby

3. 1952 Topps

4. 1954 Dan-Dee

5. 1956 Topps
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:13 PM
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1 - 1952 Topps
2 - 1951 Bowman
3 - 1957 Topps
4 - 1956 Topps
5 - 1964 Topps
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:19 PM
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1963 mask
1967 stand up
1961 dice game
1966 punchout
1967 and 68 discs
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Old 08-20-2010, 03:37 PM
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1952 Topps Mantle
1953-4 Briggs Meat Mickey Mantle Panel
1956 Topps Mantle
1959 Bazooka Mickey Mantle
1961 Topps Dice Game Mantle
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Old 08-20-2010, 05:18 PM
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Default Mantle

I would have to say:

52 Topps Mantle
56 Topps Mantle (action shot with several fans added twice to background)
54 Red Heart
51 Bowman and..
70's Clinic Schedule PC

Ok, so some say the PC's are not really cards....but it looks neat.
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Old 08-20-2010, 07:10 PM
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1953 Topps (a work of art on cardboard)

1952 Bowman (visual appeal is better than its Topps counterpart)

1954 Dan Dee (for some reason, I just like this card a lot. It has the
best pic of a smiling Mick in the hobby. Plus, just knowing the card came out
of a bag of potato chips makes it instantly cool)

1959 Topps (classic portrait against a bold red background. It's hard to
put it in words, but this card just has that classic, vintage look. On this card,
his last of the 50's, Mickey is starting to less like the kid from Commerce, and
more like a veteran Yankee legend)

1952 Topps (I suppose no list would be complete without this card, and I'd
some day love to add a nice VG-EX copy to my collection. Some day....)

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Old 08-20-2010, 09:27 PM
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In my collection, the 5 i like the best are (in order by how much I like the design and picture):

1956 Topps
1953 Bowman
1954 Bowman
1951 Bowman
1952 Topps

Also love (since you said we could make it 10):

1954 Red Heart
1952 Bowman
1957 Topps
1963 Topps
1954 DanDee
Its so great to love all the New York teams in all sports, particularly the YANKEES.
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Old 08-21-2010, 12:22 AM
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I don't own any Mantles and of course I would LOVE to own the 52 just for the history of the card...but as far as the "look" of the cards, here are my favorite in order from 5-1! I'm probably a lot different than most other collectors!

5) 1957 Topps
4) 1954 Bowman
3) 1961 Topps World Series-Mantle slams 2 homers
2) 1953 Topps
1) 1965 Topps World Series-Mantle's Clutch HR
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