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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Maybe he meant it as a suggestion

Apparently Mickey Mantle was pretty liberal about the inscriptions he would sign on baseballs. Let's just say it's the Billy Ripken of autographed baseballs. Yogi's one of my favorite players, but I still find this to be hilarious. I'd love to know the story behind how this ball got signed that way. The Mantle family bought it back from the dealer who was selling it, so you don't have to worry about seeing a very special 1/1 cut auto in this year's Sweet Spot.

Hat tip to Shysterball.

Grand Cards enjoys the ball too!


Grand Cards said...

Perhaps this could be the basis for a subset of "manufactured autographed baseballs" in Topps Series 2?

Grand Cards said...

Woah! Shysterball used the exact same quote that I used--normally I'd say that's just a strange coincidence, but based on the timestamps I'm wondering if Craig Calcaterra has jumped on the Grand Cards train. (kidding--it's just the most descriptive excerpt)

Anonymous said...

It's not as if the Mantle boys are all that altruistic. They're the one's who sold Topps most of the signed items that they've been hacking up for the last few years.

They even interviewed them on Topps TV.