Lot # 1334: Extremely Rare 1959 Dad's Cookies Exhibits Mickey Mantle

Starting Bid: $1,000.00

Bids: 54 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "REA Spring 2021",
which ran from 4/2/2021 12:00 PM to
4/18/2021 9:00 PM

Rarely offered example of key card Mickey Mantle from the 1959 Dad's Cookies Exhibits series. Distributed only in Canada on a one-per-package basis with Dad's Cookies products, the set is composed of sixty-four players reissued from the regular 1947-1966 Exhibits series with overprint backs (as opposed to blanks backs). The offered example is with "Dad's Cookies" printed on the back. These are extremely scarce! In fact, this is the first example of Mantle that we have offered. This is one of just five Mickey Mantle cards with this back ever graded (all PSA POOR 1) and one of a total of only twenty-seven cards (of any player!) ever encapsulated by PSA and SGC combined. When the Vancouver bakery regionally issued this unusual set, it did not have the condition concerns of modern collectors in mind. The cards were issued stapled to their packaging. This card is bright and crisp, with outstanding picture quality and even wear to the corners. Both the front and back are bright and clean. Graded POOR 1 by PSA due to the as-issued staple holes and minor creasing. This is a very attractive rarity that would be a significant highlight in any Mickey Mantle or Hall of Fame card collection. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open).

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