2011 Topps ‘Prime 9 Players Of The Week’ Redemption Set – Mickey Mantle
I had such a good time building the ‘Prime 9 – Home Run Legends’ set that as soon as it was completed, I jumped right into the ‘Prime 9 – Players Of The Week’ set.
The set was issued in the same manner – through exclusive redemption cards that could only be processed through hobby shops.
The set is ten cards deep, and features a great graphic display as well as a super-glossy finish.
This is the Mickey Mantle card from the set:
The back of the card features ‘9 Prime’ facts about Mickey Mantle.
A few of my favorites are:
- Taught to switch-hit by father at age five
- Turned down football scholarship at Oklahoma
- Began pro career as a shortstop
- Triple Crown winner in 1956
- 3-time AL MVP
- 12 World Series appearances with 7 Titles won
- All-time leader in HR for switch-hitter with 536