Average collectors haven’t quite discovered the 1951 Wheaties Premium Mickey Mantle, but there’s a decent chance it may date slightly later.
He’s old enough to have been discovered by Cubs’ scout and Negro League legend Buck O’Neil. Old enough to have gotten the last hit—a game winner—at Connie Mack Stadium. He’s young enough to have hit against Roger Clemens. In between, he made baseball card history. The 1976 Topps Traded Oscar Gamble is an all-time classic. […]