CONTEST WINNER: 1958 Topps Hank Aaron / Mickey Mantle

A big thank you to all my readers who helped me achieve this 100,000 view milestone. It might not be a big deal to many other people, but it certainly is to me. And I thank you for reading this blog. I reached the milestone mid-morning on Friday, and it marked the end of the three-week contest for a 1958 Topps Hank Aaron / Mickey Mantle card. I held the drawing this morning (see video) and am happy to announce that Slangon, who runs “Condition: Poor” was the winner. Kind of an ironic home for such a card.

His entry stated:

It was a tough call, since they’re both such great looking cards. After much deliberation though, I would go with Card Number A. Looking at the scan it seems to be slightly more worn that Card Letter 2. A large portion of my modest vintage collection revolves around cards in similar, if not worse shape than that. To me there’s something unsettling about looking at a 50-something year old piece of cardboard that is still in pristine condition. What kind of a child would preserve a beloved baseball card like that. I much prefer to inherit the baseball card that some kid carried around with him and flipped and put in his bike spokes and overall enjoyed.

A quick note, I’ll be holding my fourth annual Opening Day Blog on Monday, starting some time around the first pitch. Thank God it’s baseball season.

One Response to “CONTEST WINNER: 1958 Topps Hank Aaron / Mickey Mantle”

  1. Awesome. I think that might officially be the sweetest card I own now. Thanks man.

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