look at this.
that's a 1965 topps mickey mantle card that i picked up from the vintage bargain bin dealer at last weekend's local card show. at a glance, this card has soft corners but is not in too bad of shape. the wrinkles in the upper right corner are not very noticeable and show up much more clearly on the scan. i picked it up for a very reasonable price. i am now all in on my 1965 topps set, knocking number 350 out of the way early on. it's the third mantle i have from his playing days - i have the world series card from this same set as well as his 1969 topps final tribute. someday, i'll own his 1957 topps beauty, too.
one of the other new york centerfielders of the 1950's joined my collection at the show as well. i was really looking for a 1955 topps duke snider (i saw a couple but they were in really nice condition and too pricey for me). one of the dealers i talked to told me his dad was a big fan of the duke (and the brooklyn dodgers) and seemed surprised that i would be interested in such an old player. he had a short stack of snider cards including this 1962 post issue
i found this 1960 leaf jim gilliam card
from the dime box i mentioned earlier, i found a couple of new double plays - a 1998 upper deck sp authentic craig counsell card
here's a 2001 upper deck sp legendary cuts card of hall of famer travis jackson, also from the dime box
his former manager, john mcgraw, who died in 1934.
i also grabbed a couple more 1965 topps cards from the fifty cent box - another mickey, although its lolich