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Red Sox fan wants to ditch rare piece of memorabilia because he hates the Yankees

A diehard Red Sox fan is looking to sell a rare piece of sports memorabilia that was recently returned to him, all because of his hatred for the Yankees.According to a recent story, Ken Chowder, a documentary film writer living in Copenhagen, is looking to dump a baseball signed by both Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris. Chowder got the two legends to sign the ball when he...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hall-of-Fame Yankees slugger Mickey Mantle used to flip his bat, too

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista may have done it best but evidently the bat flip has been around a long time.Check out a pair of videos that show Mantle flipping his bat after what appear to be flyouts:Those are frustration bat tosses, as opposed to the epic celebratory flip like we saw in the 2015 posteseason by Joey Bats after crushing a three-run homer against to help...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Legendary NY writer Pepe, co-author of Mantle autobio, dies at 80

NEW YORKPhil Pepe, a revered baseball writer who spent more than five decades chronicling sports in New York, has died. He was 80.Pepe died Sunday of an apparent heart attack at his home in Englewood, New Jersey, his son, David, told The Associated Press.A longtime New York Yankees beat writer who covered Hall of Fame stars from Mickey Mantle to Reggie Jackson, Pepe also authored...
Via Associated Press
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Mickey Mantle rookie card sells for nearly $500K

I hope you’re sitting down. Back in August, the sale of a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 8 baseball card made headlines when it sold at auction for a whopping $382,400 - a record of sorts for the iconic piece of cardboard. Until now. Sunday, another Mantle Topps rookie card (also graded PSA 8) broke the bank after selling on eBay for - get this - $486,100 plus $250 shipping...
Via Hall of Very Good
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

1957 American League MVP controversy

One was a lanky outfielder whose presence in the batter’s box automatically elicited cheers from the Fenway faithful. The other was a mainstay in pinstripes, compiling legendary statistics while riddled by injuries throughout his career. Ted Williams. Mickey Mantle. Coming off his Triple Crown season of ’56, Mantle won the 1957 American League Most Valuable Player Award....
Via The Sports Post
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Mickey Mantle's Texas drivers license on auction for half a million

A Mickey Mantle baseball card might not be the most valuable card collectors are after.  The New York Yankees legend and Hall of Famer's Texas drivers license is up for grabs on Ebay for a price tag of $500,000.  The seller doesn't say how he obtained the license, but states that the winner will be "the only person in the world to have this amazing personal item from one of the...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Mickey Mantle's driver's license on eBay for big bucks

Fans taking food out of their kids mouths to spend it their passed sports idols’ memorabilia always struck me as exceptionally macabre. That...
Via Busted Coverage
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Mickey Mantle’s deathbed letter from speech to hit auction block

Micky Mantle's famous deathbed handwritten letter from his speech is set to hit the auction block, with bidding starting at $10,000.
Via Gamedayr
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Hand-written notes from Mickey Mantle's deathbed speech up for auction

Legendary Yankee Mickey Mantle's hand-written notes from his emotional farewell address given on July 12, 1995 from the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas while recovering from a liver transplant are soon going up for auction, according to TMZ Sports. The speech, which begged his fans, "Please don't do drugs and alcohol," was written on the back of a PGA golf tour scorecard...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mickey Mantle's handwritten death bed speech up for auction

The hand-scribbled notes from Mickey Mantle's emotional farewell address — recited from his deathbed — is about to hit the auction block. The legendary speech —  televised from the Baylor University Medical Center on July 12, 1995 —  includes the hard-living Mantle begging his fans, "Please don't do drugs and alcohol. God only gave us one body."Mantle died just 4 weeks...
Via The Other Paper
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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