2017 Mid-Summer Classic
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A three-time Most Valuable Player, Mickey Mantle won the Triple Crown in 1956 with a .353 BA 52 HR and 130 RBI winning his first MVP Award. He followed up his historic 1956 Triple Crown campaign by hitting a career best .365 average, career best 1.169 OPS, career best .705 slugging, career High 146 BB, and a career High .512 On Base Percentage winning his second MVP award in 1957. Mantle was selected to his sixth All Star team held at Busch Stadium on July 9th that season. His bat records indicate he ordered two special Louisville Slugger M110 bats for the occasion with the "All Star Game" and "St. Louis 1957" stamped above and below his signature model "Mickey Mantle" label. Mantle would bat clean up in the contest going 1 for 4 in five plate appearances with a run scored. The bat measures 35.0 inches and weighs 32.4 ounces. The bat does have a handle crack and a small chip on the crack. Slight checking from repeated ball contact is visible on the barrel. The bats outstanding use indicates it is clear that the bat was used by Mantle during the second half of his second MVP season. Mantle has signed the barrel of this bat and the signature has been authenticated by JSA. This bat has received a remarkable grade of GU 9 from PSA/DNA bat expert John Taube. The bat was originally sourced by our consignors grandfather who worked security for the New York Yankees and can be seen in multiple photographs on the field at Yankee Stadium in the late 1950's. Mickey Mantle's 1956 All Star Game Bat sold for $430,200.00 in February of 2014. With Mickey Mantle Game Used All Star game bats and MVP season bats highly sought after and very scarce, could this bat eclipse the $500k mark?
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Auction closed on Sunday, July 30, 2017.
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