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    1949 Independence Yankees Team Signed Yearbook with Mickey Mantle. Unless you happen to uncover a Mickey Mantle signed high school yearbook or something similar, if you are in the market for the earliest signature of "The Mick," this might be your lot.

    Here is the yearbook from Mickey Mantle's first professional baseball team, the Independence Yankees of the Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri League, where he was "a fleet-foot shortstop." Cover reads "Souvenir Book. The Independence Yankees and KOM League, 1949." Inside features sixteen pages with photos of the team and all the individual players. Signed by nineteen in blue steel-tip fountain pen next to their photos, including Mickey Mantle (8.5/10), Burleigh Grimes (9.5/10), Harry Craft (manager, 9/10), Steve Kraley, Bob Weisler, Jack Whitaker, Keith Spec, Lou Skizas, John Cimino, Robert Newbill, Bob Mallon, Charlie Weber,Ken Bennett, William Chambers, Al Long, Jim Bello, Nick Ananias, Joe Crowder, and Hal Groves.

    The staples are no longer present and the back cover and one page have archival tape on the borders for restoration purposes. However the covers and pages are all there and in otherwise remarkable condition. Perhaps the earliest Mantle signature from his professional career. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2019
    16th-17th Thursday-Friday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 13
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