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1968 Mickey Mantle News-Service Original Photo (PSA Type I) - Hitting "Gift" HR #535 in McLain's 31st Win Game!

Lot Number 588

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Did you know that Denny McLain served up fastballs on a silver platter so that his idol Mickey Mantle could hit HR #535 to surpass Jimmie Foxx for 3rd on the all-time HR list behind Ruth and Mays? The "gift" round-tripper is explored at great length in a SABR article 
linked here. McLain also tied Lefty Grove's mark of 31 wins that was set way back in 1931. This 8x10 photo by Detroit News photographer Drayton Holcomb captures the Mick's swing and McLain's skyward gaze, with the reverse typewritten caption, "Mickey hits his farewell home run in Detroit." Clean and crisp with minimal perimeter wear. Encapsulated as Type I by PSA/DNA. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.

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