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Old 09-15-2013, 09:13 AM
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Found the photo in the Hulton archives of the Getty Images who has rights to the photo

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http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/ne...-photo/3244119

They date it circa 1955! Thus no way the set could be from 1951. Info says date created as 1/1/55 so best guess is photo was taken in 1954.

Thoughts anyone???
I have way too much money into these cards for them to be from any year other than 1951. So, we can we just all agree that they are 1951 issues?
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Bestdj777- now the cat is out of the bag. How about selling yours for fraction of what you got it listed at. LOL!! You can take a few of those zero's off.
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I have way too much money into these cards for them to be from any year other than 1955. So, we can we just all agree that they are 1951 issues?
Chris

I assume your tongue is firmly planted in your cheek when you said the above?

Money should have nothing to do with the truth. We should go where the evidence leads.

What is your take on what I have laid out?

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Old 09-15-2013, 02:28 PM
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Fred,

I agree that it would be great to know more about the set even if it weren't from 1951. Although, it would obviously hurt the value if there were conclusive proof. As for what you've laid out so far, I think it is interesting but do not believe it really demonstrates anything about the actual age of the Wheaties product. There could just as easily be a mistake on the archive, etc., or it could not be a first edition photo (or whatever the photograph collectors call them)

To really figure things out, I think we would need an expert on uniforms to weigh in and determine if it is actual possible that these are 1951 uniforms for these players. I honestly just don't know enough about them myself to make a call.

And, Chris, not a chance At least not yet.
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Old 09-15-2013, 02:31 PM
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Default Can anyone date this Mantle photograph?

Gentlemen:

There is a discussion in the postwar card area regarding the 1951 Wheaties set.

The photo used for the Mantle can be found here:

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/ne...-photo/3244119

Can any of you Mantle/Type 1 photo collectors date this photo?
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Old 09-15-2013, 02:54 PM
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Chris:

I am NOT a photo collector or expert.

However I did a Google search for 1951 Mantle photos and the first ones shown in both home and away uniforms ALL show the patch I referenced on the left sleeve.

See: https://www.google.com/search?q=1951...&bih=549&dpr=1

Granted, the photo used in the 51 Wheaties is there as well as are many others that are obviously post 1951.

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Old 09-15-2013, 03:31 PM
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Here is the photo in question:
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Old 09-15-2013, 04:59 PM
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I took a look. Most do have the patch. On the 51 Bowman cards, there are not patches on either jersey though.
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Old 09-15-2013, 05:29 PM
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I took a look. Most do have the patch. On the 51 Bowman cards, there are not patches on either jersey though.
Chris:

True that. But the original photo used for the 51 Bowman was taken in spring training.

See:http://www.1951bowmanbaseballcards.c...am%20Photo.htm

Above has photo AND a video from the same park where the photo was taken.

Teams used last years uniforms in spring traing and unveiled new ones once the season began.

The photo used in the 51 Wheaties set was obviously taken in a big league park. So, it seems the photo was taken at a big league park, but NOT in 1951.

So how could Wheaties have printed it in 1951? And again back to my original question, WHY would they have included him in a 1951 set when he was just a rookie with rather pedestrian stats?

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I love Mick and I hope he excuses the following, but I believe it can be dated by his little bit of acne if memory is correct.
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