Mickey Mantle’s playing years were 1951-1968, and he has a plethora of awesome cards. His 1951 Bowman Rookie and 1952 Topps cards being truly iconic in the hobby. Due to his popularity, many of the 21 cards that make up the Basic Mickey Mantle Set command prices that are far outside of many collector’s budgets. If you’re looking for a cool Mantle to add to your collection but don’t want to go super-premium, you’re in luck. Topps released some very cool Mantle Multi-Player cards that are a touch more affordable, but still hobby classics. Here are seven you might consider for your collection.
1957 Topps Mantle/Berra Yankees’ Power Hitters #407
1958 Topps Series Batting Foes Mantle & Aaron #418
1960 Topps Rival All Starts Mantle & Boyer #160
1962 Topps Managers’ Dream Mantle & Mays #18
1963 Topps Bombers’ Best Tresh/Mantle/Richardson #173
1964 Topps AL Bombers Maris/Cash/Mantle/Kaline #331
1968 Topps Super Stars Killebrew/Mays/Mantle #490
There are other subsets of Mickey Mantle cards; oddballs, team cards, all-star subsets, checklists, leaders cards, etc. if you are looking to spend even less. Also, don’t forget to buy the card, not the grade. A lot of low-grade vintage cards have incredible eye appeal.