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.