MastroNet Summer 2004
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Graded NM-MT 8 by PSA. The 1953 Bowman Color release is among the most popular sets in our hobby, and the offered example depicting Mickey Mantle displays one of the series' finest nostalgic designs. Bowman's efforts in 1953 revolutionized the production of baseball cards. The company's 1953 Color cards' crisp and bright, color-photo illustrations, unencumbered by text or extraneous, decorative graphics, continue to be viewed today as miniature-masterpiece collectibles. The offered card is a very pleasing expression of its production's lovely aesthetic. Snow-white borders frame Mantle's attention-grabbing, batting pose likeness. The card's superior color and focus, and its marvelous print quality, combine to yield outstanding eye appeal. Its edges are fresh and original in appearance, and the item's boundaries reveal nicely shaped tips at their corners. Here's a thoroughly enviable Hall of Fame subject from Bowman's first - and most impressive - oversized issue. Near Mint to Mint condition.
1953 Bowman Color #59 Mickey Mantle
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