The card art for The Micks prime card is his 1952 Topps Rookie card. He was 19 during his rookie season. Why wouldn't you use card art that depicts his age 24 season?
Mickey Mantle Prime Card Art
That's what I figured. His in game rookie card is his 51 bowman and the age on the back is correct.
@Hikes83 said in Mickey Mantle Prime Card Art:
The things people complain about...
My post wasn't t really a complaint. It was more of an observation and a question but thanks for your input.