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    1956 Mickey Mantle Game Bat Signed by the Kansas City Athletics. The Mick called it his "Favorite Summer," and clearly 1956 represented the legend at the height of his greatness, as the season's end saw not only another World Championship for the Yanks, but the Triple Crown placed upon his blonde head. Here we present a bat ordered by the Yanks for Mickey's use, though adorned by the autographs of approximately twenty-five Kansas City A's before it could participate in Mantle's outrageous 1956 campaign. A letter of provenance from the daughter of A's manager Harry Craft reads in part, "The 1956 team was especially dear to my dad. Although the A's decal is embedded into the bat along with the genuine autographs of team members, the actual bat belonged to Mickey Mantle. The bat was a gift to Daddy. Daddy was Mick's first-ever manager in 1949. The two were close friends right up until the day Daddy died." The unused Mickey Mantle signature model Hillerich & Bradsby K55 could not present more perfectly, with average signature quality a stunning 10/10. Notables include Craft, Boudreau, Boyer, Lopez, Melillo, Shantz and Ditmar. A rather charming Athletics decal is affixed to the upper handle, where the year "1956" is artfully penned. Bat is thirty-four inches and thirty-five ounces respectively. MEARS A5. LOA from PSA/DNA.

    Guide Value or Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2006
    6th Saturday
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