Next up, we have a sweet 1954 Bowman Mickey Mantle! Of all the more expensive Mantle's to acquire this was the first one I pulled the trigger on. I am really happy with the condition and look of this card!
In this picture Mantle is smiling! It's a nice change from the later years. I like the nice bright background as well. Interesting fact from the back of the card "the man who brought bubble gum and the tape measure to national prominence". To think desks everywhere would not be sticky if it weren't for Mickey Mantle!
Also Trivia question from 1954.. What modern American Leaguer is first to have a batting average of over .400 in a decade? (I also believe its the last time it happened as well, correct me if I am wrong)
If you didn't already know after reading that the answer is Ted Williams.
I really like this vintage card collecting. I honestly had no plans to go into vintage but I really got into it when I went to a card show with my gf and was searching for cards for my brother Dan at the Other World. I really like doing a certain player and going after all of there playing day cards! I'll have to decide which Hall of Famer or fun player to go after next! Suggestions are welcome!
Thanks for reading!