2020 October Legends Closing Oct 31 & Nov 1
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In the hobby it’s often described that a certain item is “museum worthy” or a “museum piece”. However, what Goldin Auctions is offering is the chance to own what could be a museum itself – and that is one of the childhood homes of Mickey Charles Mantle located on 319 South Quincy Street in Commerce, Oklahoma. Nicknamed “The Commerce Comet”, Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle was not only an icon in New York Yankees’ pinstripes, but a legend in all of baseball. Mantle played his entire career with the Yankees as a centerfielder and first baseman from 1951 through 1968. Renowned as one of the best players and sluggers, finishing his career with 536 home runs, 7 World Series titles, 20 All-Star selections, 3 AL MVP’s and achieving the Triple Crown in 1956, he is widely regarded by many as the greatest switch hitter in baseball history. Mantle was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York in 1974 on his first ballot.

The Mantle's moved into the South Quincy home around 1934 according to what Mickey states in "The Mick". The first few years they rented it from the Commerce Mining and Royalty Company that Mickey’s father Mutt worked at.  Mutt purchased the home from the mining company around 1938 and years later traded it for a farm around 1944/1945, which would have been Mickey’s formative years as he was born in 1931. Mutt thought this would help him and his family get out of the mines, but shortly after, the farm flooded and Mutt had to go back to the mines, moving his family to Whitebird while the kids continued going to Commerce public schools.  The farm home and the Whitebird home are both long gone, but the home at 319 South Quincy Street is the only childhood home of Mickey that still stands. As a story goes that during one offseason, Mickey had his best friend Billy Martin come back and stay with them in Commerce.  Martin once said Mickey took him out to see the Whitebird Home and described the Whitebird home as being comparable to the tin barn at South Quincy Street.  He said linoleum was placed directly on the dirt and when the wind blew the linoleum would flap on the ground. The house itself is 672 square feet, has two bedrooms, one full bathroom and sits on two large acres and includes a detached garage. A unique opportunity to own the prominent childhood home of the great Mickey Mantle.

Please note: The final details of the sale will be determined following the close of the auction. The closing details may take 30 to 45 days or longer to conclude.
This lot has a Reserve Price that has not been met.
Current Bidding (Reserve Not Met)
Minimum Bid: $50,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Monday, November 2, 2020.
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