Aboard for an unfathomable run of dominance unmatched before or since, Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle all but defined a Bronx franchise that captured 12 American league pennants and seven World Series titles during the first 14 seasons of his fence-clearing career. In the respective circles of autographs and World Series tickets, collectors naturally covet Mantle souvenirs. This particular display is absolutely the most complete of its kind. Framed to dimensions of 32-5/8 x 26-5/8”, this Mantle tribute is second to none. At the center, an 8x10 color photo is signed by Mantle in blue marker. Accompanied by the switch-hitter’s familiar “No. 7” inscription, the autograph trumpets “perfect 10” strength. Appealing on its own, the photo is a mere accent as you behold ticket stubs from each of the 16 World Series games in which Mantle homered, including Don Larsen’s 1956 Game 5 perfect game. One by one, the colorful and original stadium-issued vouchers are symmetrically arranged to form a time line of an amazing career marked by a record 18 Fall Classic circuit clouts. The presentation quality speaks for itself and while a few are affected by paper loss or notations on the reverse, some are candidates for third-party grading. This surely trumps any other Mantle or Yankees display as the most comprehensive and appealing. Full photo LOA from JSA (for autograph). Tickets listed on our website. This item has a reserve. Estimated value ($6000-$10,000)
The ticket stubs are arranged sequentially in a clockwise manner, from lower left to lower right. Includes:
1952 Game 6, Ebbets Field
1952 Game 7, Ebbets Field
1953 Game 2, Yankee Stadium (has tiny pinhole)
1953 Game 5, Ebbets Field (has vintage tape strips on far right edge and reverse)
1955 Game 3, Ebbets Field
1956 Game 1, Ebbets Field (has very small pen mark on reverse)
1956 Game 4, Yankee Stadium
1956 Game 5, Yankee Stadium, from Don Larsen’s perfect game (has minor paper loss on obverse and writing on the reverse)
1957 Game 3, County Stadium
1958 Game 2, County Stadium (2 home runs, reverse paper loss)
1960 Game 2, Forbes Field (2 home runs)
1960 Game 3, Yankee Stadium
1963 Game 4, Dodger Stadium (writing on reverse)
1964 Game 3, Yankee Stadium
1964 Game 6, Busch Stadium (minor reverse paper loss)
1964 Busch Stadium
Note: the frame does not have a glass covering.
With this (October 2012) auction, we are starting a new section called “Items With Reserves”. It will be its own section regardless of the type of item (for now). The reason we are starting this is to allow us to offer more unique and special items, while also giving our consignors the assurance that the items will at least reach a certain minimum. The way we are going to structure this section is as follows: all items in the reserve section will have an opening bid and an estimated value range. The reserve bid on any item in this section will never be greater than the low value in the estimated range. By starting the bidding below the reserve price it will allow our bidders to get their initial bids in prior to the 10:00pm cutoff time for “initial bids” on the final day of the auction and then all eligible bidders can decide what they want their final bid to be on that day. The items in this section will have a statement in the bid box saying either “Reserve Not Met” or “Reserve Met”. Those two phrases should be self-explanatory. If you are entering a ceiling bid on one of these items and your ceiling bid exceeds the reserve, the computer will only take you to the number that equals the reserve. The remaining amount of your ceiling bid will be kept hidden to everyone but you. If the item ends with the reserve “not met” the item will be deemed “passed” with a zero sale price. We are trying to make this a simple and easy-to-understand section in our auction; should you have any questions, concerns or comments on this new venture, we welcome your feedback.
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