Graded VG-EX 4 by PSA (submitted by REA). Very attractive mid-grade example of Mickey Mantle's true rookie card. One of card collecting's classics, Mantle's Bowman rookie card is the key to the 1951 Bowman set and one of the most popular of all postwar baseball cards. Presented is an attractive example featuring a crisp image and flawless registration. Centered to the top, with light wear visible at the corners (slightly more in the upper left). Free of any print lines, which are extremely common to this card. The reverse is entirely clean with a light crease visible in the lower left. This is a particularly desirable grade for a Mantle rookie card. In all grades, this card sells for a very respectable sum since Mantle's rookie card is always in great demand; however, the card's value rises exponentially as its grade increases. An extremely attractive example is very difficult to find and arguably represents the best value for this all-time classic Mantle card. Reserve $2,000. Estimate $4,000+.