New York Yankee Signed Photograph Collection w/(14) Mantle & Roger Maris PSA 10! (120+)
Beautiful array of (120+) NY Yankees signed photographs including some of the greatest Yankees of all-time. Includes: Maris & Mantle dual signed, Roger Maris, Mantle & DiMaggio dual signed (4), Mickey Mantle (4), Joe DiMaggio (2), Derek Jeter (2), Casey Stengel, Yogi Berra (2), Billy Martin (2), Mel Allen, Allie Reynolds, Ed Lopat, Whitey Ford (4),Larsen & Berra, Catfish Hunter (3), Bobby Murcer, Reggie Jackson, Don Mattingly (3), Joe Torre (2), Andy Pettitte, Bernie Williams and more. There are a total of (14) Mantle signatures with some being multi signed, including: 1) Mantle/DiMaggio/Berra/Ford. 2) Mantle/Martin/Ford. 3) Mantle/Ford. 4) Mantle/DiMaggio/Houk/Berra. 5) Mantle/DiMaggio/Berra. All measure 8x10" and some signatures rate 8/10 with a few perfect 10's. There is one Mantle & DiMaggio photo with a secretarial DiMaggio. The following (15) have been certified by PSA, and three have been graded perfect 10's: Roger Maris (PSA Gem Mint 10), Maris & Mantle, Mantle & DiMaggio (3), Mantle & Ford (PSA Gem Mint 10), Mantle (4, one PSA Gem Mint 10), Mantle/DiMaggio/Berra/Houk (PSA Gem Mint 10), Mantle/DiMaggio/Ford/Berra, Mantle/DiMaggio/Berra, Mantle/Ford/Martin and Stengel. Comes from the incredible collection of over 300+ signed Mantle photographs, bats, jerseys, cards and more from a true die-hard Mantle super-collector.
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