The mystery surrounding Topps' unretired #7 has been solved. Panini just announced their agreement with the Mickey Mantle Estate to a long-term memorabilia contract. I only wish this had happened in time for this year's recent Diamond Kings release! The Mick will appear in up to six Panini products per year.
Panini is releasing their first Mantle Cards through their equivalent to Topps Now: Panini Eternal. Now vs the Eternal...quite interesting.
Check out the links above if you're ready for the new Mantles - minus the logos of course but the Pinstripes and that beautiful 7 remain! Welcome back, Mickey!!!