FIRST EDITION OF ALL MY OCTOBERS, SIGNED BY MICKEY MANTLE
MANTLE, Mickey and HERSKOWITZ, Mickey. All My Octobers. (New York): HarperCollins, (1994). Octavo, original half navy cloth, original dust jacket. $1200.
First edition of Mantle's bestselling memoir of his 12 World Series appearances, boldly signed on the half title by him, with 16 pages of black-and-white photographic illustrations.
In the 1950s and early '60s, the Yankees played in a dozen World Series, winning seven—effectively "ruling baseball." In All My Octobers, "from the 1951 Series, when Mickey Mantle played alongside the aging Joe DiMaggio, to 1964, when he belted three Series home runs, Mantle relives every one of his World Series games, moment by moment."
A fine copy.