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    1961-62 Mickey Mantle Game Bat. Dating from the era of the game's most thrilling home run chase is this signature model Hillerich & Bradsby B220 that somehow avoided the punishment levied against its brothers and sisters in the hands of the game's premier star. The result is a majestically pristine slab of high-quality ash that appears just as it did the year of issue. Weight and length of thirty-five inches and thirty-two and a half ounces matches factory records perfectly. Was this bat waiting in the Yankee clubhouse when Mickey suffered the terrible infection that forced him to drop out of the race against Roger and the Babe? Actually, the odds of this are quite good. The bat comes from the collection of Robert Cerv, a fellow Yankee who received it from Mickey himself. Cerv served the Yanks only for the second half of 1961 and just the first few games of 1962 during the production period of this bat, so the timing is right. We'll never know for certain. But one thing's for sure--if this bat was good enough for Mickey, it's good enough for us! Letter of provenance from Cerv is included. LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    October, 2006
    28th Saturday
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