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    1955 Mickey Mantle Game Used Bat Signed by New York Yankees Team. A dream comes true for one lucky collector as we present one of the most unique and special Mantle gamers ever to find its way to the hobby's auction block. While any early career lumber from the greatest name in post-war Yankees history carries with it unquestionable appeal, this incredible representation is bolstered by the addition of thirty-two period signatures from the 1955 Yankees team, including the rookie-format Mantle himself. Joining him in equally strong (8/10 average) ink are the likes of Ford, Berra (5/10), Dickey, Rizzuto, Stengel (6/10), Martin, Howard (3/10), McDougald, Carey, Crosetti, Larsen and Turley. Beyond the obvious allure as a team signed artifact, these autographs serve to further the bat's provenance, placing it unquestionably in the Mick's Hall of Fame hands.

    The signature model Hillerich & Bradsby M110 matches Mantle's factory ordering records perfectly at thirty-five inches in length and thirty-one ounces, exhibiting light but definite use from a season that saw the young center fielder post an American League-best .611 slugging average on the strength of a likewise League-topping thirty-seven long balls. The greatest season of his career was just around the corner, of course, as he would claim the fabled Triple Crown in 1956.

    As the first Yankees team signed Mickey Mantle game used bat we've ever encountered, the presented artifact will reign as the focal point of any fine baseball collection. For the many fans and collectors who see 1950's New York City as the absolute center of the baseball universe, its a prize that could find few equals. Graded GU 7. LOA from PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication (autographs).


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2009
    23rd-24th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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