Tuesday, March 15, 2016

FANTASY CARD- 1970 MICKEY MANTLE

Here’s another one of my “fantasy cards”, a 1970 Mickey Mantle card, something I always wished for as a kid:


More specifically, I always wondered what Mickey Mantle cards would have looked like had he played beyond the age of 36.
So this will be the first of a few cards (1970-1972), imaging just that, Mantle playing until he turned 40 years of age.
It’s easy for people to forget that even though he put together the 18-year Hall of Fame career he had, he was still relatively young at 36 to walk away.
But as we know injury on top of injury on top of injury had him cutting short his awesome career, even IF it was during the “dark days” of the Bronx in the late-60’s/early-70’s.
Look for some other fantasy cards like this in the near future, like Sandy Koufax among others.

2 comments:

  1. Just another great card maestro... Keep up the great works!
    -Your fans

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  2. Even though Mantle didn't deserve a card in the '70 set, this is still a nice card. If he played in '69, this should've been card #700 (although I do like Frank Robinson). It especially would look great if placed side-by-side with the '70 Willie Mays card.

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