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1959 to 1968 Bazooka Mickey Mantle Collection (9)
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $2,666.25
Collection of nine different cards of Mickey Mantle issued by Bazooka between 1959 and 1968. Missing only 1966 to complete a run of Bazooka cards featuring Mantle. These are all extremely attractive examples, which is not surprising as they have been carefully assembled one card at a time by a very dedicated collector with an eye for condition for his personal collection. Two cards are graded by PSA. 1) 1959 (PSA Authentic, extremely presentable, bordering on Nr/Mt, but assessed as "Authentic" since the dotted lines are not visible on all four sides as per PSA policy); 2) 1960 #31 Mantle (irregular cut along bottom edge, no lines visible, otherwise Ex-Mt); 3) 1961 #2 Mantle (PSA NM 7); 4) 1962 Mantle (no lines visible along top or bottom right, otherwise Nr/Mt); 5) 1963 #1 Mantle (dotted lines only partially visible on left edge, otherwise Ex-Mt); 6) 1964 #1 Mantle (parts of dotted lines visible on all four sides, Ex-Mt); 7) 1965 #1 Mantle (flawlessly cut, lines visible all around, small stain on reverse, Nr/Mt); 8) 1967 #7 Mantle (lines visible on top and bottom, crease on reverse that does not affect the front, Vg/Vg-Ex); and 9) 1968 (no lines visible, flawlessly cut, Mint). It is very rare to find such a beautifully assembled near-complete run of high-quality Mickey Mantle Bazooka cards offered as a collection. This is a very impressive group of unusual Mantle cards issued by Topps under the Bazooka brand name, but which are actually considerably rarer than the standard Topps issues. This is a difficult group to value. According to the 2011 Standard Catalog of Baseball Cards these Bazooka cards, in Nr/Mt condition, have a total book value of $4,525. This lot has great potential break value and is a tremendous foundation for the assembly of a complete Bazooka Mantle collection. Total: 9 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000++. SOLD FOR $2,666.25
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