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1961 Topps Mantle Blasts 565 Ft. Home Run

By September 7, 2011Sports & Outdoors

1961 Topps Mantle Blasts 565 Ft. Home Run

1961 Topps Mantle Blasts 565 Ft. Home Run

Mickey Mantle

Country strong is what they call it in Oklahoma (from where he was born and raised). Mickey Mantle was a home run hitting machine. A switch-hitter with enormous power from both sides of the plate. Mantle considered himself a stronger right handed-hitter even though he hit more home runs as a lefty.

1961 Topps Mantle Blasts 565 Ft. Home Run #406 PSA Mint 9.
This card highlights one of Mickey Mantle’s most prodigious home run efforts, a feat made the more impressive given it ranks high even with today’s steroid-enhanced ballplayers.

+ Source: 1961 Topps Mantle Blasts 565 Ft. Home Run :: Heritage Auctions
+ Related: Mantle’s Griffith Shot :: The Pop History DigMickey Mantle :: Wikipedia
 
 

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