1958 Topps Mickey Mantle #150 PSA 6 EXMT & 1958 Topps Mickey Mantle #487 PSA 8 NM-MT. Own (2) pieces of American baseball history from one of the games most admired, cherished and popular figures! These cards have been the centerpiece of a small collection of mine from the 50's that includes greats like Clemente, Jackie Robinson, Maris, Campanella, The Duke and more.. Both in excellent shape, strong colors and clarity.
Raised in Oklahoma, Mickey was the son of Mutt Mantle, a lead miner and former minor league player in his own right, who reared him to be a big league player and taught The Mick how to bat from both sides of the plate. After signing with the New York Yankees, Mantle ascended through the farm system at a meteoric pace compounded by the press' coverage of the young phenom who the dubbed to become the. He was originally assigned the number "6" to follow Babe Ruth's #3, Lou Gehrig's #4 and teammate Joe DiMaggio's #5. And, to add to the extraordinary pressure, DiMaggio announced his retirement at the conclusion of the 1951 season, Mickey's rookie campaign.
The Yankees sent the young phenom to the Kansas City Blues, but after only 40 games with the club was called up to New York for the stretch run as the Yankees ran away with the American League pennant. Facing the New York Giants in the World Series, Mantle suffered a severe knee injury, potentially a torn ACL, in Game 2 chasing down a fly ball off the bat of fellow rookie Willie Mays. The injury would nag him for the duration of his career. At the end of the season, Mickey moved over to the vacated centerfield, as Joltin' Joe DiMaggio entered retirement, and remained there for the majority of his career. In his first five seasons in New York, Mickey averaged 144 hits, 24 home runs and 89 RBI and starting in 1952, earned his first of 20 All-Star selections.
In 1956, Mantle had a career year led the AL in batting average. 353, home runs (52) and RBI (130) to win the elusive Triple Crown as well as the American League Most Valuable Player award.
He won his second consecutive AL MVP award in 1957 as he batted. 365 with 173 hits, 34 home runs and 94 RBI as well as a league-leading 121 runs scored and 146 walks. He won a third AL MVP award in 1962. During what many refer to as the Golden Age of baseball; more young boys idolized. Than any other player of the era.
He also led the Bronx Bombers to seven World Series titles during this span as he set the World Series all-time record for most career home runs with 18, most runs scored (42), RBI (40), walks (43), extra base hits (26) and total bases (123). Though his career was riddled with injuries that kept.Out of the lineup far too often, Mantle finished his playing career with a. 298 batting average, 2,415 hits including 536 home runs and drove in 1,509 RBI. Mickey Mantle died on August 13, 1995. In 1969, the Yankees retire his number "7" and in 1974, he was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, but for the remainder of the 1995 season the New York Yankees worn black armbands with his "7" above them in memory of their fallen comrade.
Mickey Mantle remains one of the most beloved Yankees in the history of the franchise and is memorialized in Yankee Stadium's Monument Park with his plaque affectionately noting that he was a great teammate. Named him to "Baseball's 100 Greatest Players" list and the following year, ESPN's SportsCentury series ranked him 37th of the 50 Greatest Athletes. The item "1958 Topps Mickey Mantle #150 & #487 PSA 8 (Exceptionally Sharp Great Color)" is in sale since Monday, December 14, 2020. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Sports Trading Cards\Baseball Cards".
The seller is "gc_sportscollectibles" and is located in Battle Lake, Minnesota. This item can be shipped to United States.