Spring 2017 Major League Baseball "Set Registry Masters" Premium Auction
The 1953 season was yet another banner year for the New York Yankees, as the Bombers won their fifth consecutive World Series championship following a six-game dispatching of the Brooklyn Dodgers. In that Fall Classic, Mickey Mantle, the Yanks' 21-year-old prodigy outfielder, smacked a pair of home runs and collected seven RBI. Heir to the legendary Joe DiMaggio, Mantle earned his place as a fan favorite in the Bronx, as the Oklahoma native became the hero to a generation of baseball fans. Although time travel has yet to be invented, if it was, certainly many an adult would travel back to Yankee Stadium in the summer of '53 for an opportunity to watch the idol of their youth gracefully running down fly balls in center field on a sunny weekend afternoon. The offered item, a 1953-1955 Dormand Postcard, is the closest thing we've seen to recapturing the feel of a 50s-era trip to the House That Ruth Built. Featuring absolutely brilliant Kodachrome color photography—the same technological advancement utilized in the classic 1953 Bowman Color set—the Mick's card features the muscular switch hitter in his batting stance set against a cloudless, blue sky stadium background. Graded Mint 9, this nearly flawless postcard is one of only three examples to achieve this distinction, with none ranking higher. This absolute blazer is worthy of the finest Mantle collection and comes with our highest recommendation.
1953-1955 Dormand Postcard #111 Mickey Mantle Batting Stance PSA 9 Mint Pop 3 Highest Graded
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