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8433   Extremely Rare Dexter Press Mickey Mantle Postcard - Pulled From Distribution!  $300 $949 $1044 11 You must login to place a bid.
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#8433 - Extremely Rare Dexter Press Mickey Mantle Postcard - Pulled From Distribution! Estimate: $1,500+

Extremely rare Dexter Press postcard of Mickey Mantle wrapping his legs before a game. This postcard was apparently pulled from the set of postcards issued by Dexter Press due to this image of an injured Mickey Mantle, which the New York Yankees had objected. The obviously worn Mantle, is shown wrapping his oft injured leg in an ace bandage prior to a game. The reverse is the usual Dexter Press postcard style with "1956 Mickey Mantle" written in black near the bottom. While Dexter Press did not issue cards in 1956, this was an image used from that season, which was Mickey's greatest year. We have shown this card to several Mickey Mantle card collectors/dealers and no one has ever seen an example of this issue, certainly reinforcing the claim of it being pulled prior to being circulated.

Mantle was a speedster when he first arrived in the major leagues, but a harrowing injury during the 1951 World Series, cost Mantle some of his blazing speed, and these leg injuries manifested themselves to cause Mantle almost two full season of missed games. There is no telling what Mantle could really have been if he was not injured so often. Grades Excellent condition overall.

Extremely scarce Mickey Mantle card from the prime of his career.

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