As the aches and pains of 18 seasons caught up with him, 36-year-old Mickey Mantle said farewell to a game he had long-since dominated with a record 18 World Series home runs over 12 Fall Classic installments. Framed to dimensions of 21-1/16 x 14-13/16”, this impressive display is headlined by a photograph signed by Mantle and a ticket stub from his September 28, 1968 swan song. The 8x10 black-and-white photo portrays the handsome switch-hitter in his Yankees road attire and is signed in blue marker (“8-9” strength). Accenting the display is a ticket stub from Mantle’s last career game. Encapsulated and Graded EX 5 by PSA, the voucher was issued at Fenway Park for a contest in which Mantle popped out in the top of the first off of BoSox hurler Jim Lonborg (whom Mantle had launched his 536th and final home run just eight days earlier at Yankee Stadium). Mantle was replaced by teammate Andy Kosco in the bottom of the first and was never to appear again. The stub is the lone specimen at its tier with only one graded higher. Full photo LOA from JSA and hologram from Mounted Memories (for autograph). A fitting tribute to the “Commerce Comet!” This item has a reserve (estimated value: $2000-$3000)
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