Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Mickey Mantle (#280)

Another all-time great centerfielder!

Although this is not Mantle's last card, 1968 was his last season. (He retired during spring training in 1969. Topps' 1969 Mantle card includes a retirement note.)

The back of this card shows that the Mick has been slipping since 1965, although through 1967, his career batting average was still over .300 (he would finish 1968 with a .298 career batting average).

Due to his limited mobility, Mantle played first base during his last 2 seasons, switching positions with Joe Pepitone.

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