Mickey Mantle Signed Memorabilia Will Increase in Value
Mickey Charles Mantle was born on October 20, 1931, he was given the nicknames The Commerce Comet and The Mick. Mantle played his entire Major League Baseball career from 1951–1968 with the New York Yankees as a center fielder, right fielder, and first baseman. Mantle was one of the best players and sluggers and is regarded by many as the greatest switch hitter in baseball history. Mantle was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974 and was elected to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team in 1999.
Mantle was one of the greatest offensive threats of any center fielder in baseball history. He has the highest career On Base Plus Slugging of any center fielder, and he had the highest stolen base percentage in history at the time of his retirement. In addition, compared to the other four center fielders on the All-Century team, he had the lowest career rate of grounding into double plays, and he had the highest World Series on base percentage and World Series slugging percentage. He also had an excellent 0.984 fielding percentage when playing center field. Mantle was noted for his ability to hit for both average and power, especially tape measure home runs. He hit 536 MLB career home runs, batting average of .300 or more ten times, and is the career leader only matched with Jim Thome in walk-off home runs, with thirteen—twelve in the regular season and one in the postseason.
Mantle won the Triple Crown in 1956, when he led the Major Leagues in batting average, home runs, and runs batted in. He later wrote a book called My Favorite Summer 1956 about his best year in baseball. He was an All-Star for 16 seasons, playing in 16 of the 20 All-Star Games that were played during his career. He was an American League Most Valuable Player three times and a Gold Glove winner once. Mantle appeared in 12 World Series including seven championships, and he holds World Series records for the most home runs at 18, RBIs at 40, extra-base hits at 26, runs at 42, walks at 43, and total bases an impressive 123.
Mantle hit some of the longest home runs in Major League history. On September 10, 1960, he hit a ball left-handed that cleared the right-field roof at Tiger Stadium in Detroit and, based on where it was found, was estimated years later by historian Mark Gallagher to have traveled 643 feet. Another Mantle homer, hit right-handed off Chuck Stobbs at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C. on April 17, 1953, was measured by Yankees traveling secretary Red Patterson to have traveled 565 feet.
Mantle on two occasions hit balls off the third-deck facade at Yankee Stadium, nearly becoming the only player to hit a fair ball out of the stadium during a game. On May 22, 1963, against Kansas City’s Bill Fischer, Mantle hit a ball that fellow players and fans claimed was still rising when it hit the 110-foot high facade, then caromed back onto the playing field. On August 12, 1964, he hit one where the distance was undoubted, a center field drive that cleared the 22-foot batter’s eye screen, some 75 beyond the 461-foot marker at the Stadium. The Daily News reported it as a 502-foot homer.
Although he was a feared power hitter from either side of the plate and hit more home runs batting left-handed than right, Mantle considered himself a better right-handed hitter. Surprisingly, Mantle was also one of the best bunters for base hits of all time. He is in 10th place in number of bases-empty bunt singles for his career, with 80 in only 148 at-bats. There are no other power hitters in the top ten. Mickey Mantles amazing achievements and popularity in the baseball world has seen the demand for his signature rise over the years. There is no doubt that the value of Mickey Mantle’s signed memorabilia will increase and would make a great investment.
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People are always looking for the Ultimate Gift for a friend or family member. What else would make a better gift than something signed by Mickey Mantle. Imagine seeing the look on a Mickey Mantle fan’s face when they unwrap their gift and find a Baseball Bat signed by the Yankee Champion. That’s why Signed Memorabilia is the ultimate gift. It means something, it’s personal, it comes with a certificate and most importantly it will increase in value.
If you know someone who is a Mickey Mantle fan and you want to give them the ultimate gift then Signed Memorabilia might be exactly what you are looking for. They will be so surprised and happy with this amazing gift and will be proud to show it off in their home for many years to come.
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- Do your research before purchasing any memorabilia.
- Ensure you are buying from a reputable seller.
- Ensure the item comes with a certificate of authenticity.
- Go with the Big names eg. Michael Jackson, Muhammad Ali, Harrison Ford
- Think of supply and demand, look for someone who is recently deceased or someone who is older.
- Keep and make copies of your receipts and proof of purchase and store them in a safe place.
Rules To Remember Once You Purchase
- Do not fall in love with your investment.
- Have a good relationship with the seller as they may come across some items of interest in the future.
- Look after your Investment, store it in a safe place to keep it’s Value.
- Make sure you insure your investment in case of loss or damage.
- Build up a collection to increase value to your investment.
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