Widely anticipated as a “can’t-miss” prospect from rural Oklahoma, Mickey Mantle was subsequently adored during a championship-laden career in the Bronx, and for three decades following a retirement prompted, in part, by debilitating injuries and years of incessant night life. Rendered as his health hit a rapid decline, this autograph is a reminder of the great switch-hitter as an unrivaled physical specimen. The medium is a professional model size “7-5/8” Yankees cap with “New Era” tagging dating to 1994-1995. On the bill, Mantle has signed in silver marker (“7” strength) and inscribed “No. 7.” The Limited edition (394/536) keepsake comes in its original cloth pouch and box with a UDA LOA and hologram.
Note: for the sake of accuracy, we report that there are faint adhesive remnants on the bill's underside (likely from previous display). These in no way affect Mantle's bold signature.