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|The ”Holy Grail” of baseball cards Michael Crabtree Jersey , a pristine 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle valued at several million dollars, was delivered to the History Colorado Center on Monday via armored truck for a 72-hour public display.
”I want the community to enjoy looking at the card,” said its owner, retired lawyer Marshall Fogel of Denver. ”It’s the finest card ever made, and it just happens to be my favorite player, Mickey Mantle.”
The cardboard treasure was transported from a bank’s safe deposit vault and placed in a secure case that once housed Thomas Jefferson’s Bible, with UV-lens protection and temperature/humidity control.
The card, which Fogel said was insured for $12 million ”and is probably worth more than that,” is being displayed in the lobby of the museum where its current exhibition, ”Play Ball!” features Fogel’s collection of classic baseball artifacts.
Mike Fruitman, a sports card expert in Aurora, Colorado, said Fogel’s `52 Mantle card is at least on par with the 1909 Honus Wagner T206 card whose rarity is attributed to Wagner’s supposed disapproval of the card being sold along with tobacco.
One reason Mantle’s 1952 card is so rare is that so many of them were returned along with other unsold cards by retailers making room for the 1953 cards. The returned `52 cards were subsequently sunk from a barge in the Hudson River.
Fogel’s card is a gem mint PSA 10, one of only three `52 Mantle cards in existence with this rating. Of the three, Fogel’s card is the only ”perfect 10,” what’s known in the collecting world as an A-plus. The other two are As.
”So, yes it’s the Holy Grail of sports cards,” Fruitman said. ”Mickey Mantle was exceedingly more popular than Wagner. But each has a romantic backstory about them.”
Fogel also owns the original photo that was used to make the Wagner T206 card.
Like so many others, Fogel caught the collecting bug in the late 1980s Anthony Averett Jersey , but he focused on high-end, one-of-a-kind pieces that he sometimes displays at Yankee Stadium.
In addition to amassing one of the most valuable baseball memorabilia collections in the world, he also has boxing artifacts and a collection of original historic photographs.
”I always liked boxing. I used to box as a kid. My dad used to take me to the fights as a kid. So, I have Jack Dempsey’s gloves, Sugar Ray Leonard, Muhammad Ali. I have Patrick Roy’s Stanley Cup jersey, John Elway’s uniform. I have my photo collection, I collect `Wizard of Oz,’ Marylin Monroe. I have one of the original photos of Iwo Jima, the flag raising.
”But I mainly concentrate on our national game, which is really the fiber of our culture. Everybody loves baseball.”
He showed an Associated Press reporter at his home a Babe Ruth-signed baseball, a rare Ty Cobb-signed ball, Lou Gehrig’s last signed bat and a ball signed by all the game’s greats who toured Japan in 1934.
The Mantle card is kept in a bank’s safe deposit vault in Denver, and Fogel said he takes it out about once a year to admire it.
”I’d go to the bank for other reasons and I’d take it out and pinch myself,” he said.
”Oh, I enjoy it. I have his uniform that used to be in his restaurant across from Central Park in Manhattan. It’s on display here,” Fogel said. ”More than seeing this card in my hand, but I have to admit – now, don’t tell anybody – but I put Mantle’s uniform on.”
The last time Fogel displayed his Mickey Mantle card in public was at a sports memorabilia convention more than two decades ago.
Fogel paid $120 Travis Benjamin Jersey ,000 for the card in 1996 and he figures it’s now worth 100 times that.
”People said I was stupid to buy it,” Fogel told the AP. ”Now, I’m wisely eccentric.”
Unlike the ”Play Ball!” exhibit, which is running through the baseball season, the Mantle card will only be on display for the All-Star break. Jason Hanson, the museum’s chief creative officer and lead curator of the exhibit, said there are many reasons for that but primarily because no one wants the brilliant colors from the 66-year-old baseball card to fade under the lights.
It will head back into Fogel’s safe deposit box midweek.
Fogel said he’s no longer looking to buy any baseball memorabilia.
”I’m very satisfied with what I possess,” he said. ”There’s got to be a point where you enjoy what you have.”
And he’s enjoying the Mantle card most of all, he said.
Fogel, who is in his 70s, wouldn’t say whether the card’s ultimate destination was another auction or whether he’d bequeath it to his children someday.
”I don’t know,” he said. ”I’ll tell you what, I’m going to take it to heaven with me. It’s going to be laid across my chest in my casket.”
Daniel Carlson's career-best field goal at Auburn was 56 yards. His confidence range indoors reaches 65. During pre-draft training in the high altitude of his home state Colorado, he said, even a 75-yard kick was makeable.
The Minnesota Vikings were so enamored with that strong leg they used a fifth-round pick on the 6-foot-5, 213-pound Carlson, a bold enough move to suggest he'll be the place kicker this season and not incumbent Kai Forbath.
No matter how big of a boom Carlson delivers on the ball, though, what matters the most is how accurate he can be from those less-impressive and more-critical distances. The shorter kicks that the Vikings have seen missed too many times over the past five years.
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The Vikings re-signed Forbath in March. In 25 games since he replaced the struggling Blair Walsh, Forbath has missed eight extra points. He also pulled a couple of 39-yard field goals wide in 2017. Though he came through down the stretch with several important makes, including three field goals in the playoff game win over New Orleans, Forbath clearly didn't gain the full trust of the coaching staff and front office.
"The whole objective right now at this point is to create the most competitive 90-man roster that you can, regardless of position," general manager Rick Spielman said last weekend after making Carlson the 167th overall selection.
When the Vikings drafted Walsh in the sixth round in 2012, they released reliable incumbent Ryan Longwell the day after the rookie minicamp was complete. The same scenario played out in 2013 with punter Jeff Locke, a fifth-round pick, and his outspoken predecessor, Chris Kluwe. For now, the Vikings have said they'll keep the competition open. Still, a fifth-rounder is a high price for a specialist.
"Kai's done really good this spring," coach Mike Zimmer said. "So we're just going to let them go out there and kick."
Carlson made all 198 extra points he attempted in college, albeit from 20 yards and not 33 yards, to set an SEC record. He went 92 for 114 on field goals. Factor in a strong performance at the Senior Bowl in January, and the Vikings were interested. They sent special teams coordinator Mike Priefer to Auburn for one of five private workouts Carlson conducted after the scouting combine, and Carlson and Priefer immediately hit it off.
Carlson was one of the eight draftees among 66 players assembled by the Vikings for workouts this weekend, including 31 players invited on a tryout basis.
The 17 college free agents signed earlier this week included cornerback Holton Hill from Texas and linebacker Hercules Mata'afa of Washington State Kenny Stabler Jersey , considered two of the top undrafted players. Among the unsigned prospects aiming to follow the lead of Marcus Sherels in 2010 and Adam Thielen in 2013, as tryout players who earned a contract after the rookie minicamp and eventually made the team, are safety Mackenro Alexander of Iowa State, the twin brother of Vikings cornerback Mackensie Alexander; Northern Illinois wide receiver Chad Beebe, the son of former Buffalo Bills standout Don Beebe; and quarterback Matt Linehan from Idaho, the son of former Vikings and current Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan.
None of these players, even first-round cornerback Mike Hughes, carry the potential to impact the Vikings in 2018 as much as Carlson.
"I knew what I was coming into, and I'm excited to get to work," said Carlson, a three-time Lou Groza Award finalist and the SEC special teams player of the year for the last two seasons. "Hopefully, I'll prove to these coaches and the rest of this team that I deserve to be here."
Make those high-pressure kicks, and they'll quickly develop that respect.
"You kind of figure it out with a little maturity and handling those big moments," Carlson said, "but I think as a kicker that's what we're supposed to live for."
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