November 30th, 2011 Holiday Catalog Auction (#32)
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This lot is closed. Bidding ended on 12/1/2011.
This baseball has been inspected in person by Jimmy Spence of JSA. Jimmy told us that in his over twenty-five years in the hobby, he had never seen a Mantle single-signed baseball inscribed “Oklahoma Kid” nor did he have any exemplars on a baseball in his one thousand plus Mantle signatures on file. We were told by our consignor that Mickey had signed the ball for a personal friend as a favor, as Mickey did not like to sign such an inscription. The ball remained in a safety deposit box for years until our consignor was able to purchase it from Mantle’s friend. Needless to say, this baseball is extremely rare and quite possibly one of a kind. OAL Brown baseball signed on the sweet spot by Mickey Mantle who added the inscription “Oklahoma Kid” in blue ink rating a 9. Affixed to the ball is the “Mickey Mantle Museum Tom Catal” silver hologram sticker. The ball shows toning throughout and is accompanied by a LOA from JSA.
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Minimum Bid: $500
Price Realized: $7,199
Number Bids: 19
Auction closed on Thursday, December 1, 2011.
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