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
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.