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‘Juiced’ sluggers may drive collectors to earlier eras
The Arizona Republic
Mar. 21, 2005 12:00 AM
“SCOTTSDALE – The diminished legacy of some of baseball’s modern sluggers, tarnished by steroid suspicions, is likely to drive some collectors to vintage baseball cards of an era when getting juiced meant having a few too many cocktails.
That is the assessment of Brian Marcy of Scottsdale Cards, a vintage card business he runs from his north Scottsdale home office.
…The big money is in cards like the 1952 Mickey Mantle rookie card from the Topps Company Inc. One of those in mint condition sold at auction for $275,000, Marcy said.”