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Card of the Day: 1953 Bowman Color Mickey Mantle

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 16, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

**Note: With the All-Star game taking place this week at Yankee Stadium, I will spend the next several days showcasing cards from my Yankee collection.

The Mick. For about as long as I have followed baseball, Mickey Mantle has been a mythical figure to which I could not relate. I never got to see him play, and by the time I truly got a chance to understand his greatness, he near the end of his life. He died in 1995. I still have the Beckett Baseball Monthly issue dedicated to his death. That issue, which I took to school for a week, brought about lots of memories from other high schoolers who spoke of their father’s card collections. And it also caught then attention of one teacher who spoke of Mantle … and then about a newly emerging technology called deoxyribonucleic acid, better known as DNA. Continue reading