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1950s Mickey Mantle Signed "Four Bagger" Game
Starting Bid - $800.00, Sold For - $2,643.75
Please Note: The game has been framed to total dimensions of 22.75 x 35 inches.
Colorful standup "ball-toss" game from the 1950s measuring an impressive 22 x 34 inches and featuring a thirty-inch tall image of Mickey Mantle superimposed upon an illustrated baseball scene. Mantle has beautifully signed the game "Mickey Mantle" in blue Sharpie ("9/10") on the front across his legs. Titled "Mickey Mantle's Four Bagger," the game board contains four circular cutouts (each six inches in diameter) that are backed by either green or red plastic sacks. Each hole corresponds, respectively, to either a "Home Run," "Triple," "Double," or Single" as well as a certain number of points that are printed along the front. According to the original directions, which are still intact and mounted on the reverse, the game was played by tossing ten balls at the board, with the aim being to successfully get as many balls in the holes as possible. The player with the highest score was the winner. The original mounting poles (which attach to the back and allow the board to stand upright by itself) and balls are not included. Manufactured by Gardner & Co., Chicago. The game is constructed of extremely thick cardboard. This is a very sturdy game intended for both indoor and outdoor use. There is some general light surface wear from normal use. This is one of the most impressive of all 1950s player-endorsed games and is particularly ideal for display. LOA from James Spence/JSA. From the Barry Halper Collection. Reserve $800. Estimate $1,500/$2,500. SOLD FOR $2,643.75
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