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    1960's Mickey Mantle Signed Team Index Bat, MEARS A8. This signature model Hillerich & Bradsby K55 has been examined by both PSA/DNA and MEARS, who agree that the bat is a team index model, but differ slightly on the exact production range. The precise vintage is of secondary concern, however, as it is the bold blue sharpie signature, and the rare "1960" notation in Mantle's hand, that is the attraction here. Mantle hated signing bats and avoided it when possible, so any lumber bearing his signature is highly coveted due to the medium's relative rarity. But this period piece, exhibiting strong game wear that we cannot definitively attribute to Mantle, is particularly unique even in that limited population. Length thirty-five and a half inches (34.5"), weight thirty-two and a half ounces (32.5 oz.). LOA from PSA/DNA, Authentic. LOA from MEARS, A8. Full LOA from PSA/DNA (autograph).

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    May, 2017
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