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Circa 1962 Mickey Mantle "Traffic Safety Awareness" Broadside
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,175
Circa 1962 Mickey Mantle public-service broadside issued by the Traffic Department-Safety Education Program. This is an outstanding and extremely rare Mickey Mantle display poster. Obviously aimed at school-age youngsters, this colorful broadside enlists the aid of Yankees slugger Mickey Mantle to help get the word out about traffic safety. Mantle, who is pictured in full uniform, warns kids to “Play It Safe – Cross at Corners – Not Mid Block.” The broadside (17 x 19.5 inches) is in spectacular Excellent condition with brilliant colors and is ideal for display (as intended!). This is a beautiful, striking, and very wholesome display piece featuring Mickey Mantle. It is also extremely rare. The only other example we have ever seen resided in the famed Barry Halper Collection. Very beautifully matted and framed to total dimensions of 28 x 31.5 inches. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,175
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