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Mickey Mantle “Best Wishes” Signed OAL Cronin Ball

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Mickey Mantle “Best Wishes” Signed OAL Cronin Ball

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“Mantle on Cronin”, three words which always translate to a great excitement among our vintage and Mantle specialists. This single comes directly from the son of a former White Sox team doctor who has consigned many of the beautiful single-signed OAL Cronin balls offered in our last several catalogs. His father asked Mickey to sign a ball for his youngest son, Bob, and Mantle obliged, filling the east panel with a very large gorgeous salutation and autograph, but Mantle either misheard or simply erred in the boy’s name. The gracious doctor opted to dele the mistake (rather than beg the issue with Mantle), hence the depicted “To __, Best Wishes, Mickey Mantle.” As one can see, the deletion is utterly inoffensive and appears to be a simple spot of toning on a clean, cream-colored Cronin orb boasting a tremendous vintage signature from Mickey rendered in a heavy black marker. The inscription and autograph appear to jump off the hide, projecting a quality of “9”. This is a very pretty ball with a lot of appeal. We’re pleased to offer this vintage ball to collectors for the first time.

PSA-DNA Auction House Letter

Ball,Signed  Mickey Mantle

Auction End: 07-Oct-05  Post Views: 602

Price; $0.00 – $350.00




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