Friday, July 23, 2021
Another 61T Milestone Acquisition: Mickey Mantle MVP
There's been two 61Tcards lingering out there I that needed to close the gaps in my set--and Mickey Mantle #475 was one of them. The other one is Juan Marichal #417. With this recent acquisition, my 61T checklist now only has one hole in it. Otherwise, we're talking about 36 missing high-numbers from #524-586. That's bearable, but that missing Marichal is annoying. My 2018 vintage almanac says this card has a $200 BV, but I know that Beckett has finally been changing their pricing lately, so I wouldn't be surprised if this card has a $250 BV or more. Overpaid my under $40 hopes by a little since this card cost me $40 + $4 shipping + $3.19 tax = $47.19 total. This acquisition also completes a complete run of every Mantle card from 1958-1969, although I may have fewer older ones sprinkled in there too.