Posts tagged Mickey Mantle
By Drew Pelto, AKA *censored*
So I’m in Washington right now as I post this (months after writing it). Wenatchee, central part of the state. I’ve been in a truck for roughly 32 of the past 63 hours, making my way from Texas on through New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, and Oregon on through to Washington with a co-worker, my boss, and one of his sons. I only had to drive about 2 hours or so of the 32 hour trip which came earlier today, but in that two hours was a six-mile stretch through the mountains of Eastern Oregon More >
By SGT Jason Green aka Greenevansj
I have been collecting cards for 25 years now. I remember buying packs at drug stores when I was little, they couldn’t have been more than $1.00 back then. Even though I was really young, I guess I would have been categorized as a casual collector. I had cards strewn everywhere in my room. I had no organization whatsoever. Although I really enjoyed looking at cards and reading the stats on the back, they just weren’t really that important to me. I enjoyed baseball, don’t get me wrong, but the cards were secondary at the More >
By Brendan White aka SteakNchop
In baseball, there is greatness and then there is greatness. A twenty year career with five hundred home runs and twenty-five hundred hits is great, but not great, great. Numbers like that may get you in the Hall of Fame, but in reality the Hall of Fame isn’t for the best players ever. The Hall of Fame happens to be for very good players nowadays, (this will be talked about in a later post) not the greatest and most accomplished of them all. So to weed out the best of the best, the top ten greatest More >
Memory Lane, Inc. (Tustin, California) has announced the sale of a PSA 10 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle RC to a west coast collector for $600,000.
The $600,000 sale price makes it the second most expensive card in history. The most expensive card ever is the PSA 8 1909-1911 T206 Honus Wagner card which sold for over $2 million twice in 2007.
PSA has graded over 1,000 1951 Bowman Mantle’s but this is the only one that has ever been processed as Gem Mint. The card was graded during the 1990s and used to be owned by former Major League pitcher Tom Candiotti.
This card More >