Lot 832: Rare, very early circa-1952 glossy 3.5 x 6 candid photo of Mantle in his street clothes, neatly signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To Gloria, Best wishes, Mickey Mantle." In fine condition, with three tiny tack holes to lower border. The original recipient, "Gloria," tracked down Yankees players outside the stadium and took snapshots of them with her Brownie camera, returning later with the developed photos to have them signed. The year 1952 was Mantle's first full season in the Major Leagues after having debuted a year earlier. Autographs from this early period are highly sought-after in any format, and signed photos are especially scarce.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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