Ultimate Guide to Mickey Mantle Topps Cards - 1951 to 1969

Ultimate Guide to Mickey Mantle Topps Cards – 1951 to 1969

Mickey Mantle and Topps are two synonymous names in the hobby. They go together like peanut butter and jam, ice cream and apple pie, and Donald Trump and bad hair jokes. Even today, Mickey Mantle Topps cards are among the most popular in the hobby. Those who grew up while the Yankees legend was playing are trying to reacquire the cards from their youth (or upgrade well-loved copies). Younger Yankees fans are looking to connect to one of the most beloved icons of their fabled franchise.

The first Mickey Mantle Topps card is a high number in 1952 Topps Baseball. It is regarded by most as the most important baseball card of the Post-War Era. It's also one of the most valuable. However, one thing it is not, is a Mickey Mantle rookie card. That distinction comes from his card in 1951 Bowman Baseball.

Between 1952 and 1959, Topps released 39 cards highlighting the legendary slugger. It would have been more had he not signed an exclusive deal with Bowman. That means there are no Mickey Mantle Topps cards from 1954 or 1955. After Topps bought Bowman, the outfielder returned to the Topps fold.

Besides basic player cards, there are several Mickey Mantle subset cards. These honor specific achievements, awards and performances. 1961 Topps Baseball is the set with the most Mantle cards where shows up on six different cards. 1962 is second with five different Mickey Mantle Topps cards.

A total of 12 cards pair Mantle with at least one other star. These include Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Harmon Killebrew. Pairings come from league leader cards as well as special cards that look at different player connections.

Below is a complete visual checklist of every Mickey Mantle Topps card released during his career. These include all base cards but not any inserts, premiums or oddball cards. You can also click on the card name to easily shop for singles on eBay.

Visual Guide to Mickey Mantle Topps Cards - 1952 to 1969

1952 Topps #311

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle 311 206x300 Image

1953 Topps #82

1953 Topps Mickey Mantle 82 214x300 Image

1956 Topps #135

1956 Topps Mickey Mantle 135 260x181 Image

1957 Topps #95

1957 Topps Mickey Mantle 95 211x300 Image

1957 Topps #407 Yankees' Power Hitters with Yogi Berra

1957 Topps 407 Yankees Power Hitters Mickey Mantle Yogi Berra 215x300 Image

1958 Topps #150

1958 Topps Mickey Mantle 150 213x300 Image

1958 Topps #418 World Series Batting Foes with Hank Aaron

1958 Topps 418 World Series Batting Foes Mickey Mantle Hank Aaron 211x300 Image

1959 Topps #10

1959 Topps Mickey Mantle 10 212x300 Image

1959 Topps #461 Baseball Thrills

1959 Topps 461 Mickey Mantle Baseball Thrills 260x185 Image

1960 Topps #350

1960 Topps Mickey Mantle 350 260x183 Image

1960 Topps #160 Rival All-Stars with Ken Boyer

1960 Topps Mickey Mantle 160 Ken Boyer Rival All Stars 260x184 Image

1960 Topps #563 All-Star

1960 Topps Mickey Mantle 563 All Star 260x183 Image

1961 Topps #300

1961 Topps Mickey Mantle 300 210x300 Image

1961 Topps #44 American League Home Run Leaders with Roger Maris, Jim Lemon and Rocky Colavito

1961 Topps Mickey Mantle 44 AL HR Leaders 260x181 Image

1961 Topps #307 World Series Game 2

1961 Topps Mickey Mantle 307 World Series Game 2 260x183 Image

1961 Topps #406 565 Ft. Home Run

1961 Topps Mickey Mantle 406 565 ft HR 260x183 Image

1961 Topps #475 American League MVP

1961 Topps Mickey Mantle 475 AL MVP 214x300 Image

1961 Topps #578 Sporting News All-Star

1961 Topps Mickey Mantle 475 Sporting News All Star 212x300 Image

1962 Topps #200

1962 Topps Mickey Mantle 200 215x300 Image

1962 Topps #18 Manager's Dream with Willie Mays

1962 Topps Mickey Mantle 18 Managers Dream Willie Mays 213x300 Image

1962 Topps #53 American League Home Run Leaders with Roger Maris, Jim Gentile and Harmon Killebrew

1962 Topps Mickey Mantle 53 AL HR Leaders 213x300 Image

1962 Topps #318 The Switch Hitter Connects

1962 Topps Micky Mantle 318 Switch Hitter Connects 260x184 Image

1962 Topps #471 Sporting News All-Star

1962 Topps Mickey Mantle 471 Sporting News All Star 213x300 Image

1963 Topps #200

1963 Topps Mickey Mantle 200 212x300 Image

1963 Topps #2 American League BattingĀ  Leaders with Pete Runnels, Floyd Robinson, Norm Siebern and Chuck Hinton

1963 Topps Mickey Mantle 2 AL Batting Leaders 211x300 Image

1963 Topps #173 Bomber's Best with Tom Tresh and Bobby Richardson

1963 Topps Mickey Mantle 163 Bombers Best 211x300 Image

1964 Topps #50

1964 Topps Mickey Mantle 50 210x300 Image

1964 Topps #331 A.L. Bombers with Roger Maris, Norm Cash and Al Kaline

1964 Topps Mickey Mantle 331 AL Bombers 260x183 Image

1965 Topps #350

1965 Topps Mickey Mantle 350 216x300 Image

1965 Topps #3 American League Home Run Leaders with Harmon Killebrew and Boog Powell

1965 Topps Mickey Mantle 3 AL HR Leaders 213x300 Image

1965 Topps #5 American League RBI Leaders with Brooks Robinson, Harmon Killebrew and Dick Stuart

1965 Topps Mickey Mantle 5 AL RBI Leaders 211x300 Image

1965 Topps #134 World Series Game 3

1965 Topps Mickey Mantle WS Game 3 260x183 Image

1966 Topps #50

1966 Topps Mickey Mantle 50 217x300 Image

1967 Topps #150

1967 Topps Mickey Mantle 150 212x300 Image

1967 Topps #103 Checklist

1967 Topps Mickey Mantle 103 Checklist 214x300 Image

1968 Topps #280

1968 Topps Mickey Mantle 280 209x300 Image

1968 Topps #490 Super Stars with Harmon Killebrew and Willie Mays

1968 Topps Mickey Mantle 490 Super Stars 260x188 Image

1969 Topps #500

1969 Topps Mickey Mantle 500 214x300 Image

1969 Topps #412 Checklist

1969 Topps Mickey Mantle 412 Checklist 212x300 Image

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Authentic 1964 Mickey Mantle Card #50 New York Yankees VG+ EX $500 Bv. Free ship
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2004 Upper Deck MICKEY MANTLE TED WILLIAMS # MW Etchings Game Bat Dual #d 38 150
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1968 Topps MICKEY MANTLE #280 PSA 7 Yankees HOF!!
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2000 Fleer Tradition Mickey Mantle Yankees Game Worn Relic Mantle Pieces - SSP
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1957 Topps # 95 Mickey Mantle Yankees EX+++
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1957 Topps # 95 Mickey Mantle Fair cond Yankees
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1959 Topps Baseball Card #10 MICKEY MANTLE NY Yankees
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1983 Starliner Stickers Mickey Mantle Baseball Card GEM MINT
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1996 Bleachers Mickey Mantle 23 Karat Gold Foil Trading Card-UNOPENED!!!
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Ryan's collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection. Ryan can be found on Twitter @tradercracks and Google+.

User Comments

  1. Hi Ryan , I have been a card collector for years now, Once and awhile I kinda go nuts on ebay , now its the Mantle craze , 6 months ago it was lafleur or beliveau , should I be buying PSA 8 and higher in you opinion ? I only like the old stuff , topps for baseball and o pee chee for hockey.


  2. Robert Ā» Really depends on your budget. If you can comfortably afford it, better is usually best. No matter the case, the best copies are often the ones that hold the best value. It’s the same with cards, art and anything else that’s collectible.

  3. I acquired a mantle card with the phrase on back “singles are important too”. It has mantles 1955 stats.also his dob,etc.is this card a subset or?.has no manufacture,date or company make.any input appreciated.can send photos.it shows him batting in the statium and 3 players in the background.photo is in color,has the bbowman/1955 or the 1962 topps woodgrain look thank in advance

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