Lot # 107: 1964 Mickey Mantle Record Breaking 16th World Series Home Run Image - PSA Type I Original United Press International Photo Encapsulation

Category: Memorabilia

Starting Bid: $200.00

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Item was in Auction "Historical Rarities Winter Auction",
which ran from 12/20/2017 12:00 PM to
1/13/2018 7:00 PM

(LOT 107)
1964 Mickey Mantle Record Breaking 16th World Series Home Run Image - PSA Type I Original United Press International Photo – Measures Approx. 7" x 9" – PSA Type I Encapsulation

"Now here comes Mantle. He's grounded to short, he's walked, he's doubled to right. Facing 38-year old Barney Schultz…the big Yankee crowd now roaring for some action. There's a high drive…hit to deep right…and forget about it…it is gone…the ballgame's over". Mantle has just broken a World Series record. He now has 16 World Series home runs. Him and Babe Ruth were tied with 15 apiece" - Curt Gowdy

Such were the legendary words uttered by renowned sportscaster Curt Gowdy when in the bottom of the ninth in Game#3 of the 1964 World Series, the iconic Mickey Mantle blasted a walk-off home run deep into the right-field seats at Yankee Stadium to defeat the Cardinals and veteran knuckleball artist Barney Schultz 2-1. Not only did Mantle win the game, but his long round tripper qualified as his 16th World Series home run, passing the immortal Babe Ruth's previous Fall Classic record of 15! As a magnificent keepsake from that historical moment, presented here is a spectacular 7" x 9" photo of Mantle blasting his record breaking 16th Fall Classic round tripper into the right field seats. Encapsulated as a PSA Type I original United Press International photo, the amazing contrast and resolution enables the viewer to clearly see Mantle's grimacing face as he starts to complete his might swing, vividly watching his record blast sail towards the right field grandstands.

You can almost feel his unparalleled intensity that literally places the awe-struck onlooker some 53-years back in time at Yankee Stadium when Mantle achieved this monumental feat. The classic black & white image is extremely well-centered between four clean white borders, and no glaring surface blemishes are evident on either side. The verso reveals the critical October 10, 1964 caption that clearly outlines the photo's historic details, with the caption partially covering the United Press International credit stamp. It is no secret that historical and rare baseball photos are currently experiencing record setting prices each and every day. That said, we cannot imagine a finer testament to Mantle's Fall Classic legacy than this ultra-scarce offering that portrays the 'Commerce Comet" blasting his record setting 16th World Series dinger! - PSA Type I Encapsulation

MIN BID $200

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