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Mickey Mantle Signed and Framed Time Magazine Display

Lot Number 1133

Quantity: Bid Starts: 05/10/2009 16:00:00 
Bid Open: 750.00  Bid Ends: 05/28/2009 23:30:00 
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The heir to Joe DiMaggio's spot in center field, Mickey Mantle warranted national media attention beyond the sports report. This autographed framed display recounts the craze over the handsome and youthful switch-hitter. Housed in a 25-1/8 x 32-1/2” frame with white-on-black matting, a likeness of the June 15, 1953 cover of TIME Magazine depicts the smiling superstar with a printed legend that reads: “Mickey Mantle: Born for the Majors.” Artist Boris Chaliapin's rendition is complete with images of a right- and left-handed Mantle that flank the central portrait. Accenting the piece, Mantle's black marker signature projects (“9”) strength and clarity. The frame has minimal wear along its outer edges and the Mantle display (which is not protected by glass) has a few surface abrasions (none of which affect the autograph). Accompanying is a full photo LOA from PSA/DNA (with Cert. # H58496).  
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