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1968 Topps Game – Mickey Mantle

1968 Topps Game – Mickey Mantle

Mickey Mantle retired after the 1968 baseball season.  It is nice to see him included in this set.

Mickey Mantle was the boyhood idol to millions of baseball fans during the 1950s and 1960s.  The memories that he created for them still live on today as he is one of the most cherished personalities that the sport has ever had.

Mantle played in the major leagues for 18 seasons, all with the New York Yankees.  A great athlete, Mantle combined the skills of contact hitting, power hitting, and speed on the base paths to give Yankee fans something to cheer for at each game he played in.

Mantle’s career numbers are superb; and to think that he accomplished much of these grand milestones while injured confirms just how uber-talented he was.

The resume looks like this:  2415 hits, .298 batting average, 344 doubles, 536 home runs, 153 stolen bases, 1509 RBI, 1676 runs scored, 16-time All-Star, 1 Gold Glove, 3 MVP Awards, 7 World Series championships, 1956 Triple Crown Winner, and member of the Hall of Fame.

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