SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH OF “THE MICK”
MANTLE, Mickey. Color photograph signed. [New York]: Old-Timers Game, (circa 1980). Original 8 by 10 photograph, matted; entire piece measures 11 by 14 inches. $1200.
Full color photograph of Mickey Mantle in Yankee pinstripes, boldly signed with blue marker.
“The game’s most popular player in the 1950s and greatest switch-hitter in baseball history” (Smith, 633), Mickey Mantle served the Yankee organization after his playing-days as first-base coach and hitting instructor. He played in several Old-Timer’s Games from the late 1970s into the 80s. This dugout photograph, in Yankee pinstripes with bat in hand, appears to be taken at one of those games.