Stunning Mickey Mantle & HOFers Heavily Signed Photos - Six PSA 10's (30 Photos, 118 Autos)
These (30) beautifully signed photographs ALL feature Mickey Mantle, but the best part is that he is not the only signer on any of them. Each photo is heavily signed with all of them containing other Hall of Famers and stars alongside The Mick. There are a total of 118 signatures, averaging about 4 signatures each, ranging from 3-8 signatures per photo. (3) are signed by Roger Maris, ALL (30) signed by Mickey Mantle and (11) have Joe DiMaggio. Highlights: 1) Triple Crown photo with Mantle, Williams, Yaz, F. Robinson. 2) 1961 AL All-Stars with Maris, Mantle, Killebrew, Gentile, Cash, Colavito. 3) Maris, Mantle & Murcer. 4) Maris, Mantle & Cerv (magazine page). 5) Old Timers Mantle, Stengel, DiMaggio, Berra, Ford. 6) 1960s Old Timers Day with Mantle, Greenberg, DiMaggio, Berra. 7) 1974 Hall of Fame Induction Class. 8) 1981 Old Timers Day with Mantle, DiMaggio, Ford, Mize, Kucks. 9) Mantle, Ford, Berra, Lemon. 10) Classic Mantle, Martin, DiMaggio, Ford. 11) Old Timers Day with Mantle, DiMaggio, Martin, Berra, Ford. 12) Mantle, Ford, Stengel (affixed) 1974 HOF Induction. 13) Mantle, Williams, Berra. 14) Mantle, Williams, Musial. 15) Mantle, DiMaggio, Mays, Snider (NY Center Fielders). Rest are from Old Timers Games and much more. Other signatures include Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Martin, Gomez, Reese, Berra, Ford and more. All photos are 8x10" and in mint condition. Signatures overall 9/10 with the hollowing six being graded perfect PSA 10's by PSA: Maris/Mantle/Cerv, Mantle/DiMaggio/Martin/Berra/Ford, 1974 Hall of Fame Induction Class, Mantle/Williams/Berra, Mantle/Reese/Snider, Mantle/Berra/Larsen. 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