The 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle rookie card is one of the most famous and best cards ever printed.  It is worth less than his 1952 Topps high number card, but it is recognized as his rookie and is very valuable.  What makes the card even more valuable is if it is both in great condition and graded.  With reprints and counterfeit versions plentiful, when purchasing a card of this value it makes sense to make sure you are getting the real thing.  Having the card graded by PSA or BVG is the best thing to do with something this valuable.  The former New York Yankees superstar is a great player to have in your collection and even if you only can afford a few of his cards, this one is certainly one to think about.