16 June 2013

a dismantled double play

topps didn't print a mickey mantle card for the flagship in 2013.  this was the first time the number was vacated since 2005.  maybe they ran out of photos to use.  anyway, i am glad that they printed this card in 2011.
it also showed up in opening day
and chrome - in base
and in refractor form
it's a great shot of mantle trying his best to bust up a double play.  i am guessing that the shortstop is a member of the detroit tigers, but how cool if it were pee wee reese?  too bad topps didn't crop this a little differently so we would know for sure.

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