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    1965 Casey Stengel Handwritten Note to Mickey Mantle from the Casey Stengel Collection. On September 18, 1965, Joe DiMaggio and Robert Kennedy are among 50,000 plus on hand at Yankee Stadium to see Mantle play in his 2,000th game. Among the gifts Mickey receives are a barbecue grill in the shape of a prairie schooner and a six-foot Kosher salami weighing one hundred pounds. It's unclear why this special gift, kind words from the Mick's first Big League manager, remained in Casey's personal collection, but we're pleased to be able to offer it here. The handwritten note in pencil on the back of an envelope from Stengel's personal stationery reads, "To Mickey Mantle, c/o Yankee Stadium. Regardless of being the greatest distance hitter. Regardless of winning pennants for the Yankees and Casey Stengel, the two thousand games will be known as your greatest day, Casey Stengel." A few stray pencil marks cross the second of Stengel's two autographs, otherwise the highly desirable note remains in the same condition it was the day Casey composed it. LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    October, 2005
    29th Saturday
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