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    The Mick packs heat!

    1968 Mickey Mantle Signed City of New York Pistol License Application. Just nineteen days before this Yankees legend stepped off the professional diamond for the final time, he made a visit to the eighteenth precinct of the NYPD to submit this application for a pistol license, stating his reasons as "Carry large sums of cash and negotiable securities." This interest in improved self defense relates to his impending transition from "Ballplayer" to restaurateur, a business requiring the transportation of sizeable sums of cash.

    The first document contains all details of Mantle's residences and employment, and bears a passport style photograph and Mantle's right thumb print, which intersects with the first of his 10/10 ink signatures. A second signature appears on an attached page.

    The second document is a fingerprint sheet featuring every finger in duplicate, and signed by Mantle at upper left. The third is a cover letter containing the text, "I herewith request a license to carry a concealed pistol or revolver on my person throughout the State of New York for my personal protection. As Chairman of the Board of Mickey Mantle Kitchens and as a member of the board of the First Financial Life Insurance Company, it is necessary for me to carry upon my person large amounts of cash..."

    Finally we have an 8x10" photo of Mantle posing in the line-up room with the star-struck cops who handled his precinct visit. All contents of the lot exhibit only light handling and storage wear, with no condition issues of concern. A fascinating archive for fans of Yankee number seven and Amendment number two. Full LOA from PSA/DNA for each document.

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