1953 Mickey Mantle Game-Used Home Run Baseball 53rd HR Yankees – COA Provenance LOAGo Back
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Mickey Mantle had high hopes that 1953 would be a breakout year but his momentum was stopped by an injury. He missed several weeks, so his numbers were modest but respectable, especially with 92 RBIs. Although DiMaggio’s status was not yet in the cards, Mantle had his first 100 plus RBI year, in a full season and regained .300 status . The next is arguably his first great year, as he concluded with 37 home runs and a .306 batting average. With 37 homers, he was now a home run hitter, not just an all-around player with tremendous power.
Presented is a game used home run baseball from Mickey Mantle in 1953. Coincidentally, it was from Mantle’s 53rd career home run. The provenance is relayed by Larry Sander. He states that ball was retrieved by his Aunt Emma who was at Comisky Park on September 1, 1953. Virgil Trucks was the pitcher on the mound for the Sox when Mantle smacked it over the fence. Although it wasn’t from her home team, Aunt Emma reached up and grabbed it out of the sky. She knew Mantle would be a special player. It has been in the family’s collection until now. The ball itself is from the proper time period (Harridge ’47-’58) and shows consistent game use/wear throughout. It was also hand marked in blue felt tip in tribute to the wonderful memory.
Authentication: Provenance Letter