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Mickey Mantle World Series Home-Run Ticket Stub Collection (9 Different)
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $1,998
Mickey Mantle still holds the record for most World Series home runs with eighteen. This desirable collection is comprised of nine different World Series ticket stubs from games in which Mantle hit eleven of his record eighteen World Series home runs. (Mantle hit more than one home run in two World Series games.) 1952: Game 7 at Ebbets Field (second WS home run, 4 x 2 inches, Fr, slightly trimmed on all four borders and minor creasing); 1955: Game 3 at Ebbets Field (fifth WS home run, 4.25 x 2.25 inches, a vintage blue-ink notation, reading “First W.S. game – Bklyn won 8-3,” appears on the front of the ticket, otherwise Vg-Ex). 1956: Game 4 at Yankee Stadium (seventh WS home run, 4.25 x 2.25 inches, Ex, with a very tiny chip in the upper left corner). 1957: Game 3 at Milwaukee County Stadium (ninth WS home run, 4.25 x 2.625 inches, Vg-Ex, with a few light creases). 1958: Game 2 at Milwaukee County Stadium (tenth and eleventh WS home runs, 4.25 x 2.625 inches, Vg, with minor creasing). 1960: Game 2 at Forbes Field (twelfth and thirteenth WS home runs, 4.25 x 2.25 inches, Vg-Ex, with minor edge wear). 1960: Game 3 at Yankee Stadium (fourteenth WS home run, 4.25 x 2.25 inches, Vg, with moderate creasing, signed in black fine-point marker [grading "10"] on the front by Bobby Richardson). 1963: Game 4 at Dodger Stadium (fifteenth WS home run, 5.125 x 2.5 inches, Vg, with light adhesive residue on the bottom front border). 1964: Game 6 at Busch Stadium, 4.5 x 2.25 inches, Ex-Mt). The assemblage of all sixteen World Series ticket stubs from games in which Mantle hit a home run has been a very popular area of collecting for many years. For that reason, those sixteen tickets have always commanded a premium and often sell for amounts far in excess of other tickets from the same Series. Many who have accomplished the feat of collecting all sixteen tickets have then had them framed with a photo of Mantle to create an impressive museum-quality wall display. (We have seen more than once a complete set of all sixteen Mantle World Series home-run tickets command an auction price in excess of $10,000.) The offered grouping represents more than half of the sixteen tickets needed for completion and is missing only the following six tickets: 1952 (Game 6 at Ebbets Field), 1953 (Game 2 at Yankee Stadium and Game 5 at Ebbets Field), 1956 (Game 1 at Ebbets Field and Game 5 at Yankee Stadium), and 1964 (Game 7 at Busch Stadium). Total: 9 ticket stubs. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $1,998
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