Yes, I know. Mickey Mantle is the 21st century equivalent of those advertisement cards for the Topps Puffy Letter Sweatshirt. Damn things are everywhere and you can't get rid of them, not even with poison, fire or nuclear force. This set is from 1996. Back then reprint cards were uncommon and Mantle cards were actually sought after. Especially original Topps cards that you weren't ever going to be able to afford. Reprints (and these have original backs, not the lame write-up that today's reprints have) of The Mick were fricken' sweet 15 years ago. So look and enjoy, I'm going somewhere with this.
IT IS INCREDIBLY HARD TO BUILD A SET USING PACKS ONLY
So now I've got a set missing just one card. However, necessity is the mother of shenanigans:
Good 'ol Finest! Close enough.
(seriously though, if anyone has that damn '59 I've got doubles or triples of about half the set. I'll hook you up)