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    1930's-40's Mickey Mantle Childhood Photographs Lot of 6. A signed letter of provenance from the Mick's cousin reads, in part, "In the 1930's the Holt and Mantle families were next door neighbors in Spavinaw, OK. My father Orville Holt married my mother Thelma Mantle. The best man was my mother's brother Elvin who was also my father's best friend. The maid of honor was my mother's best friend Lovell Richardson. Lovell and Elvin also married and their first child was Mickey Mantle." Four of the photos picture a child too young for definitive identification, but we are quite confident that they do indeed picture the infant and toddler Mickey. The other two are unquestionably the future Yankee great in his teenaged years, housed in period mounts, one stamped, "Jacobs Studio, Commerce, Okla." The photos exhibit wear but present quite well overall, and measure (not including mounts 3.5x3.5" to 4x6" in size. Letter of provenance from cousin of Mickey Mantle.

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    May, 2014
    15th-17th Thursday-Saturday
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