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Breathtaking 1954 Dan Dee
Mickey Mantle

Fall 2011 Auction
Lot Number: 341
1954 Dan Dee
Mickey Mantle
Graded by SGC as MINT 96

Realized Price: $14,040

This is the key to the 29-card Dan Dee Potato Chips set issued in 1954. One of the most attractive and popular of all the 1950's regional sets, these cards are very difficult to find in MINT condition as they were distributed directly within bags of potato chips and are often found with product stains. This is one of the first regional sets to feature Yankees legend Mickey Mantle.

Mantle enjoyed an 18-year Hall-of-Fame career, all with the New York Yankees. Perhaps the greatest switch hitter of all time, Mantle won three MVP Awards, a Triple Crown, and was a seven time World Series champion. He was selected for 20 All Star Game appearances, and was the anchor of the great Yankees dynasty teams of the 1950's and early 1960's.

This example is a breathtaking MINT 96 gem. It is virtually perfectly centered. All four corners are sharp and without any signs of circulation. The gorgeous image of a youthful Mantle is well-focused and crystal-clear. The color on Mantle's cap and the background are as deep and bold as the day this card was printed. One of only two copies graded MINT 96 by SGC, with none higher.

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