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1951 Bowman Reprint Baseball Cards with Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees Rookie Card

The 1951 Bowman Reprint card set like the original features 324 cards. Like the 1950 set, the Bowman 1951 set features color-art reproductions of actual photographs. The size of the cards was increased to 2-1/16" by 3-1/8" inches. For collectors, this is the most valuable of the Bowman sets and one of the more valuable sets ever issued by any maker, due in large part to the presence of rookie cards for both Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays, plus stars like Roy Campanella, Gil Hodges, Don Newcombe, Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider and Carl Furillo.

The 1952 Topps set is the most sought-after baseball card set among collectors because of the scarcity of the Mickey Mantle card, the first Mantle card issued by Topps. Although it is not his rookie card (that honor belongs to his Bowman 1951 card), it is still considered the ultimate card to own in the baseball collecting world.

1951 Bowman Reprint Mickey Mantle Rookie Card

1951 Bowman Reprint Mickey Mantle Rookie Card

"After I hit a home run I had a habit of running the bases with my head down. I figured the pitcher already felt bad enough without me showing him up rounding the bases".--

"Heroes are people who are all good with no bad in them. That's the way I always saw Joe DiMaggio. He was beyond question one of the greatest players of the century."--

Mickey Mantle

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