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1964 Mickey Mantle World Series Home Run #17 Baseball, MEARS Authentic.
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About the object

If you ever wondered how much the baseball community still cares about Mickey Mantle's World Series home run record, that answer was convincingly delivered just a year ago, when our August 2018 Platinum Night auction garnered a sale price of $1.32 million for the jersey the Mick was sporting as he clubbed numbers seventeen and eighteen. Take the most beloved figure of post-war baseball, add one of the most untouchable records in professional sports, and the collecting community will respond accordingly.So we have high expectations for this historic sphere, knocked clean out of Busch Stadium in Game Six of the 1964 World Series to mark the penultimate home run of Mantle's fabled record tally. It was the first pitch delivered by Cardinals southpaw Curt Simmons after he hung a curveball to Roger Maris, who broke a one-one tie with his answer. Mantle's blast would establish this sixth inning power surge as the first back-to-back World Series homers since Ruth and Gehrig.The included notarized letter of provenance recounts the tale:[sic]. Gunter's text is neatly and boldly inked on the side panel of the rubbed-up ONL (Giles) ball:[sic] At our online listing, you can watch the Mick launch his opposite field blast, starting at about the 31:45 mark of the Youtube video. "And there it goes, over the roof in right center," the broadcaster narrates the action.Though the Yankees would stave off elimination this day, they'd fall to the birds in the deciding Game Seven, and a dozen years would pass before the Yankees returned to World Series play. As such, this ball could also be considered a key relic from the Mick's final postseason victory. HID07601242017
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