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    1980's Mickey Mantle Signed Index Cards Lot of 100. The legendary Yankee once joked that he expected the following response from St. Peter when he encountered him at the Pearly Gates of Heaven: "Sorry Mickey, but because of the way you lived on Earth, you can't come in. But, before you leave, would you autograph these baseballs for Him?"

    And if death is anything at all like life, you can bet that Mickey remains hunched over cartons of baseballs, wrist cramping, back stiff, signing away. Autograph shows served as Mantle's main source of income for the last decade of his life, and while the huge demand for his signature is still not entirely satisfied, a Mickey Mantle autograph could not be considered "rare" under the strict definition of the term.

    There are a few exceptions to the rule, however, and perhaps the most glaring of them is presented here. Mantle signed baseballs and photos are everywhere. Bats and jerseys are less common but still readily available. But Mantle signed index cards exist in the thinnest of populations. In fact, this presentation of 100 represents, by far, the largest assembly we've ever encountered.

    Each blank card measures 4.5x6" in size and bears a flawlessly rendered black ballpoint ink signature from the iconic center fielder. None falls below 9/10 in strength, and all cards are free of creasing, tearing or staining. The winning bidder will effectively control the market on Mantle signed index cards, creating a unique opportunity for dealers and investors alike. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2011
    4th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
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