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One of the Yankee slugger's mid-1960s business ventures was a restaurant chain called Mickey Mantle’s Country Cookin', which offered for sale an 8-piece china set etched with the restaurant's name and some very domesticated images of cooking utensils more suitable to the Martha Stewart brand (Lousville Sluggers would have been much better). The venture didn't last long, and today these plates are rare. Rarer still is this 7" pristine porcelain Country Cookin' plate on which the Mick signed his name in addition to the restaurant's ad slogan -- "To get a better piece of chicken you'd have to be rooster" -- in blue marker. The immaculate Mantle signature grades 9/10 at the least. Plate has no chips or cracks or stains of any kind.
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