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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 2½ inch by 3½ inch 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...
Via Hall of Very Good
15 days ago  |  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

Remembering Dean Chance

One man who had a hard time forgetting standout Angels pitcher Dean Chance was Yankees legend Mickey Mantle. Once, after he swung and missed at a Dean Chance darting fastball away at the knee, Mantle turned to Angel catcher/pitch-caller Bob Rodgers and pleaded, “C’mon, Buck.  This ain’t fair!” Mantle went 13-for-53 in his career against Chance for a .245 average. Dean struck...
Via Monkey with a Halo
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Yankee Joe Pepitone: I got Mickey Mantle stoned and hid drugs in Wrigley Field ivy

Longtime Yankees first baseman and outfielder Joe Pepitone reminisced with Rolling Stone upon the reissue of his 1975 autobiography, Joe, You Coulda Made Us Proud.  The tell-all-book — there is talk about making it into a movie — covers his days playing on the diamond but, more interestingly, recounts colorful off-the-field anecdotes like playing pool with Frank Sinatra...
Via The Other Paper
July 18, 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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