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Collection of twenty (20) Mickey Mantle related Associated Press wirephotos (Type III). This lot is from an original collection (see our consignors description below), assembled nearly 60 years ago. While some of the images have been trimmed the standard size seems to be approximately 7" x 10". The reverses are blank with some showing evidence having been removed from a scrapbook.

Each photo features Mantle; specific descriptions below:

July 19, 1954 with Willie Miranda; both homered against Tigers

May 9, 1956 with Berra; both homered against Indians

June 7, 1956 showing batting swing sequence

June 8, 1956 Mantle's swing

June 9, 1956 with Ted Willimas

June 9, 1956 holding bats; mentions chance at Triple Crown

June 20, 1956 with John Kucks; hit two home runs

July 4, 1956 "Casey and his All Stars" great shot of 1956 Yankee All Stars

July 5, 1956 with Ted Williams

July 14, 1956 with Hank Bauer and Yogi Bera

August 15, 1956 with Billy Martin and Johnny Kucks, Mantle homer

August 29, 1956 hits 45th home run of season

September 15, 1956 with Al Kaline

September 21, 1956 with Ted Williams; front runners for batting title

October 3, 1956 with Berra, Bauer and Skowron at World Series

October 7, 1956 with Bauer; home run in game four of World Series

August 9, 1957 with Roy Sievers

July 8, 1958 at All Star game with Mickey Vernon, Bob Cerv and Jackie Jensen

October 1, 1958 with Eddie Mathews at World Series

October 2, 1958 with Elson Howard and Hank Bauer at World Series

The photos come from a large collection; many of which will be offered in other lots in this auction. This was written by our consignor:

"My uncle was a passionate sports fan and had a tremendous love for baseball and especially the New York Yankees. Although he was never married, he had many interest through out his life including coaching a Women’s Softball team, collecting stamps, and while he never drove or had a driver’s license he helped train Trimet bus drivers on their routes for over 20 years and received many awards and had numerous articles written about him in later life. However, as a young child the one thing I remember most was that every Saturday afternoon and evening he would work at The Oregonian which was the larger local newspaper in the sports department in Portland, OR. He would on occasion take me down to the newspaper and introduce me to the sports writers 60 years ago when I was an 8 year old child and show me the teletype and how news and photos came across “the wire”. Hundreds of photos and stories would come across but only a very few were used to go into the newspaper. The rest were discarded or saved. On occasion he would keep some of the discarded photos and created a scrapbook of some of the mid 1950 photos that he liked best. He passed away in 1999 at the age of 84 and as his only living relative the scrap book that contained many of these photos became mine. Just as a side note, I met Don Larsen at a baseball signing about 10 years ago and he signed the perfect world series game photo for me and when I showed the scrapbook to him and a local tv sportscaster they were very impressed and it brought back a lot of memories for both of them. I hope it does the same for you."

1950's Mickey Mantle Baseball Wirephoto lot of 201950's Mickey Mantle Baseball Wirephoto lot of 20
1950's Mickey Mantle Baseball Wirephoto lot of 20
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $328.63
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Sunday, March 20, 2016.

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