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    1951 Kansas City Blues Team Signed Baseball with Mickey Mantle. Exceedingly rare relic dates from a period that found one of the greatest names in baseball history standing at a fork in roads that led to Bronx immortality or Oklahoma anonymity. We have all heard the apocryphal story of Mickey's father Mutt Mantle visiting Kansas City, where the future legend was sent during his rookie season to work out his problems in the Yankee farm system. The Mick was ready to quit the game but Mutt reminded him that only the mines awaited him back home. Presented is the first team ball we've ever encountered from that dark period of soul-searching, Mantle's 8/10 blue ink signature joined by twenty-three of his minor league teammates including future (and former) Yanks Page, Selkirk, Muncrief, Carey and Cerv. All autographs remain bold and legible on the provided Official American Association sphere. Included is a vintage 5x7" photo of a rookie Mantle in Yankee pinstripes posing with a trainer for the Kansas City squad, EX-MT. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2011
    21st-22nd Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
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