"A BRILLIANT SEASON IN THE LIFE OF BASEBALL": FIRST EDITION OF MY FAVORITE SUMMER 1956, SIGNED BY MICKEY MANTLE
MANTLE, Mickey, with PEPE, Phil. My Favorite Summer 1956. New York: Doubleday, (1991). Octavo, original half navy cloth, photographic endpapers, original dust jacket. $950.
First edition of Mantle's exciting baseball reminiscence, boldly signed in blue ink on the half title by him.
"On a late spring day in Flatbush in the 50s a kid could hear the Giants, the Yankees or the Dodgers while he rode his bike along the block… He could hear their names, and one of them was Mantle of the Yankees. Here, with Phil Pepe, Mickey Mantle brings us an account of the year in which he won the triple crown—most home runs, highest batting average, most runs batted in—and helped his teammate Don Larsen face 27 batters and retire them all for a perfect game in the World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers… My Favorite Summer 1956 is about a brilliant season in the life of baseball" (New York Times). With 16 pages of black-and-white photographic illustrations.
A fine signed copy.