For the first time since 2005 there is no Mickey Mantle card in the Topps sets. Topps has inexplicably been including Mantle in every set alongside current players and has even gone back in time and made cards of him for the years 1996-2005. I went ahead and finished the job Topps started by making the cards from all the other sets that Mantle also didn't appear in. Link.
"Just when I thought I was out...They pull me back in." A memorable quote from an otherwise forgettable "The Godfather Part III".
There really was no good reason to include Mantle in any of these sets beyond his obvious marketability. This leads me to believe that if and when Topps obtains the right to produce cards in his likeness, the trend will resume. In the mean time here is my version of the 2013 Topps card. I also modified a few of my existing cards that might have made it into the 2013 Archives Day Glow set.
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