Topps is determined to put Mickey Mantle on every card that they ever made. I am determined to get to some of them in before they do. The first card I made for this blog was the 1971 Topps Mantle. At that point there was 25 years of Topps cards issued without Mantle (1971-1995). Shortly afterward, Topps included a 1975 mini in the Lineage set that came out last fall. Next month Topps will include a 1987 mini card as an insert in the 2012 base set. This is my first card in the '80 and my 9th Mantle overall of the 23 that Topps hasn't made. Yet.