Saturday, March 19, 2016

TURN BACK THE CLOCK 1956: MANTLE CAPTURES TRIPLE CROWN

We move on to 1956 for my “Turn Back the Clock” thread, and celebrate Mickey mantle’s Triple Crown season with a 20th Anniversary card for the 1976 Topps set:


Mantle had it ALL going on that season, leading the American League with 52 home runs, 130 runs batted in and a .353 batting average to bring home the trifecta.
But that wasn’t all “The Mick” had going for himself that season.
He also led the league in runs scored with 132, slugging with an awesome .705 percentage, and in total bases with what was to be a career high 376.
Easily winning the first of three MVP Awards, he would go on to become the legend everyone thought he’d be when he first came up in 1951, taking the torch from the retiring legend Joe DiMaggio.

2 comments:

  1. Like it. Like the different color scheme for the 76 template.

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  2. Such an interesting article! I am truly very impressed to see these photos. I am going to host my birthday party in pirate style at one of best party venues in Chicago. Looking for awesome pirate decoration ideas for the party.

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