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Presented is a lot of two Mickey Mantle signed items, including a 1989 Baseball Card Kit and a framed display commemorating “Mickey Mantle Day” at Yankee Stadium in 1969. The first item in this lot is a Mickey Mantle signature and inscription on the box for the “Mickey Mantle Baseball Card Kit.” The former New York Yankees centerfielder has signed his name in blue marker in the lower right front corner of the colorful cardboard box, and inscribed “T.C. 1956” below his signature. The “Mickey Mantle Baseball Card Kit” includes a pamphlet “The Mickey Mantle Story,” an embossed collector’s album, a talking baseball card, and a limited-edition Mickey Mantle baseball card set of 20 cards, produced by CMC Collectors Marketing Corp in 1989. This item comes with a LOA from Beckett Authentication (A60450). The second item in this lot is a Mickey Mantle signature within a framed display commemorating “A Day to Remember June 8, 1969” at Yankee Stadium. The Hall of Famer has signed his name in blue marker on a 7 x 7-inch black and white photograph of Mantle in a suit and tie at the ceremony in his honor. The Mantle signed photo is at the left side of the display, which includes a Columbia Records recording on a 33 1/3 record of “A Day to Remember June 8, 1969” at the center, and a 7 x 7-inch color record sleeve with six photos at the right. The record was given out to fans in attendance on August 9, 1969, during Old Timers’ Day at Yankee Stadium, and captures the sounds of “Mickey Mantle Day” on June 8, 1969.  That day was declared by New York City Mayor John Lindsey, and the Yankees retired Mantle’s number 7 during ceremonies at Yankee Stadium. Included on the record are the introductions of Mantle’s Yankees teammates, along with a recitation of milestones in Mantle’s career. Frank Messer, the Yankees broadcaster and master of ceremonies, introduced the "Voice of the Yankees" Mel Allen, who Introduced Mickey Mantle. “Ladies and gentlemen, A magnificent Yankee, the great number seven, Mickey Mantle.” A nine-minute ovation followed by the crowd of 61,157 and had to be quieted to continue. “When I walked into this stadium 18 years ago,” Mantle said in his speech, “I felt much the same way I do right now. I don’t have words to describe how I felt then or how I feel now, but I’ll tell you one thing, baseball was real good to me and playing 18 years in Yankee Stadium is the best thing that could ever happen to a ballplayer.” The photo, record and sleeve are mounted in a navy-blue matte with black borders and displayed in a 14 x 29½-inch brown wood and glass frame. This item comes with a LOA from JSA (BB04597).

Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $330.00
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Sunday, February 23, 2020.
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