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Lot # 118: Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams Signed Photos (2) (PSA)

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Anyone looking to add extensive Hall of Fame batting prowess to a collection's signed photos can take advantage of a trio of power-packed, 8x10" signed photos: One of Mickey Mantle and two of Ted Williams. Mantle's 536 lifetime home runs are the most for any switch-hitter in history, and baseball annals entail the epic battle of Mantle and Roger Maris in 1961 to break Ruth's single-season homer record of 60. While Maris was successful with his 61 home runs in '61, Mantle lost playing time because of an infection and fell short. Before injuries robbed him of his great speed, Mantle was considered the fastest player in baseball, and as his manager with the New York Yankees, Casey Stengel said of Mantle as a rookie in 1951, "He has more speed than any slugger I've ever seen, and more slug that any other speedster - and nobody ever had more of both of 'em together. This kid ain't logical. He's too good." So was Williams - too good. "The Kid" was the last Major Leaguer to hit .400, as Ted batted .406 in 1941. Williams missed approximately five full seasons because of his service as a pilot in the U.S. Marines in World War II and the Korean Conflict. The 19-time All-Star played his entire career with the Boston Red Sox and was a career .344 hitter, with six batting crowns, two AL MVP Awards and two AL Triple Crowns. The signed Mantle photo is in color, and it depicts Mickey at Yankee Stadium. Mickey has signed the photo in his beautifully written script, using a blue, fine tip marker. One of the Williams' photos is in color, and it shows the Splendid Splinter, most likely in spring training. Williams has signed this photo, and the other Williams photo, of him posing with his bat, both showing neat script with a blue fine tip marker. The aforementioned photo has, printed at the bottom, "Greatest Living Player - - TED WILLIAMS." Each of the photos comes with a PSA LOA.

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