Amazing Mickey Mantle Autograph Collection w/Premiums & Exhibits (90+)
1) Perfect Mantle, Maris & Berra signed 8x10" photograph. 2) Four signed 1950s-70s Exhibit cards. 3) Extremely rare 1957 "My Greatest Thrills" Mission Soda comic book, signed and inscribed "No. 7". 4) Two Mickey Mantle signed comic books with "1951" and "1951-1952" inscriptions. 5) 1989 Mickey Mantle baseball card kit unopened, signed "No. 7". 6) Four signed magazines with one multi-signed. 7) Eleven signed 8x10 photographs with some bleeding signatures. 8) 1966 and 1971 signed Dexter Press premiums. 9) Three HOF signed postcards. 10) Six signed Union Novelty postcards. 11) Four signed 1950's-60's Jay's Publishing photos. 12) Four multi-signed items: a) Two Mantle & DiMaggio signed photo postcards. b) Mantle & Mays signed All Time Greats postcard. c) Mantle/Mays/Killebrew signed 1984 TCMA card. 13) Mantle, Martin, DiMaggio & Ford signed 11x14" photo. 14) Signed plaque inscribed "145". 15) Two signed books - one inscribed "1956" LE/1956 and other is LE/536. 16) 1960 Post Cereal reprint signed by Mantle, inscribed "No. 7". 17) Mickey Mantle signed $1 dollar bill with cut out photo affixed to middle. 18) Circa 1957 Mickey Mantle signed premium that appears to be same image as Holiday Inn premium. 19) 1964 Topps Giants signed (NM). The rest are signed small photos, postcards, index cards, promotional items, photos and more. Signatures rate overall 9/10 with many perfect 10's. Acquired from a long time die-hard Mantle collector who met him at Cooperstown and shows.
My father Ed Kubina began going to card shows for autographs in the mid to late 1970s.The first one I remember was at Hofstra University in Long Island, NY, where MickeyMantle was signing. My father brought my entire Girl Scout troop, paying their way, andgave them pictures for Mickey Mantle to sign. He told them if Mr. Mantle asked themwho to personalize it to, tell him to sign “To Ed”. After eighteen Girl Scouts and I wentthrough the line, Mickey looked up at my Dad when he finally made it through and said,“Hi Ed”.Over the years we went to every card show Mickey signed at in the Northeast. Thesewere our family vacations. My dad went to well over 100 shows through the years in hisquest for the signatures of players like Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio, Billy Martin, and Whitey Ford. We also went to Induction Weekendat Cooperstown every year beginning in the 1980s. This is where we met and got autographs from Roger Maris along with dozens ofother retired players.After Mickey Mantle’s death, my dad took a trip with my brother to Commerce, Oklahoma, where Mickey Mantle was born, and tookpictures. He even took a small piece off the side of the barn wall that Mantle used to practice hitting balls against when growing up.That was obsessive.- Deirdre Leary, November 2018