[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”2448.0”] A recent card gifted to me by my Father in Law.[/caption]
Two years ago, my Father in Law didn't collect baseball cards, but he did have a Mickey Mantle card. He was a childhood fan of Mantle, so one year for Christmas, I purchased him a nice looking 1964 Topps Giant card of Mantle. He does a lot of antiquing and on occasion, I'll ride around with him and pick up a few cards. Plus, he's been known to get me some pretty awesome stuff. (For example, last year for Christmas, he got me a 1955 Bowman Braves team set.) He's a good guy.
So, one day, he decided he was going to start collecting Mickey Mantle cards. Fast forward two years and he has amassed an impressive collection. He doesn't have a 52 Topps Mantle, or a 51 or 52 Bowman Mantle, but he has all the other cards released during Mantle's career. He's gotten a large number of the odd cards as well, like the Post cards and Bazooka for example.
Additionally, he's been grabbing a number of the recent Mantle cards as well. He's a meticulous person and slightly OCD which might explain why he actually completed the ridiculous Home Run History insert set from Topps. And the Mickey Mantle Story set.
Well, while he saves up and looks for bargains on a 52 Bowman, he wanted something else to collect of Mantle, and he's chosen yet another ridiculous set to chase. He wants to get every Mickey Mantle Moments & Milestones card. Yes, he's insane.
He told me he's not interested in putting together a want list yet, but he's willing to purchase lots of them. So, have any of you got any you want to sell? Let me know and I'll put you in touch with him.
(The card pictured above is one he recently upgraded. It's a big deal to me because he bequeathed this one to me. It's mine! It's mine! It's all mine.)