Spring Premium Live and Catalog Auction 2018 Closing May 5
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Midway through 1962, Mickey Mantle was following up on his tremendous 1961 season by batting .333 with 17 home runs. He was voted onto his 10th consecutive All-Star team that was held at Griffith Stadium in Washington, DC. In the game Mantle went 0-for-1 with a walk and strikeout. At the time, MLB played two all-star games a year, and due to injuries Mantle did not appear in the second game, held at Chicago’s Wrigley Field. While PSA/DNA cannot attribute its use by Mantle in the Washington All Star Game, they have attributed its use by The Mick during the 1962 season, during which he hit .321 with 30 homers and led the league in slugging, on base percentage and walks. Though he would go on to play six more seasons, 1962 was the last truly great season Mickey Mantle enjoyed before injuries finally caught up with the Yankees legend.

Mickey’s ’62 All-Star Game Hillerich & Bradsby B220 model bat displays excellent use with a repaired handle crack. Several ball marks can be seen on the right, left and back barrel and a light coat of pine tar is still present on the handle. The model number “B220” has been stamped into the knob and the barrel features the special “1962 ALL-STAR GAME” and “WASHINGTON” stamping. Original records stored at the Hillerich & Bradsby factory show that Mantle ordered two 35-inch, 33-ounce B220 All-Star model bats on July 6, 1962 that were delivered for his use in the Washington game. Of the pair, one has been signed by American League All-Star team and the other is presented here. A rare, two-of-a-kind All-Star bat used during Mickey’s last great season. The bat comes with a LOA from PSA/DNA (1B14066) for the game use and has been given a near-perfect grade of GU 9.

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Minimum Bid: $15,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $43,200.00
Number Bids: 12
Auction closed on Sunday, May 6, 2018.
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