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Lot # 769: 1951 Mickey Mantle MLB Debut Photograph w/DiMaggio & Williams (PSA Type I)

Category: Mantle and Maris

Starting Bid: $1,500.00

Bids: 23 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "2023 Summer Classic",
which ran from 7/16/2023 7:00 PM to
8/5/2023 10:00 PM

Tremendous Type I photo from the Major League debut of New York Yankees immortal Mickey Mantle, along with teammate Joe DiMaggio and Boston Red Sox Slugger Ted Williams. Photo was taken just before Mick's first game with the Yankees, on April 17, 1951, an incredible shot of two established superstars along with a phenom who went on to join them in a Hall of Fame career. Photo has been trimmed to 5.125x7.875" and all three central images are crisp against a dark background. Verso has a triangle of age discoloration in the top left corner and is blank aside from an International News credit stamp. A similar, but different, Type I image (signed by Mantle) clearly from the same shoot sold for nearly $30,000 in our recent Spring Classic auction, though this is unsigned; it has been oft duplicated, but this is an original. Encapsulated by PSA as Type I Authentic, comes with PSA LOA.

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