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Interesting 1969 Mickey Mantle Single-Signed Ball from J.C. Penney Promotional Appearance

Lot Number 1170

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When card shows and the autograph circuit started booming from the mid-1980s to early 1990s, Mickey Mantle was king of the hill and so his single-signed balls from that period are rampant in the hobby. This one, however, is different. It's more special. According to our consignor, the Official Little League ball hails from a J.C. Penney promotional appearance in Tennessee back on June 11, 1969—just a few days after Mantle's number was ceremoniously retired at Yankee Stadium. His nicely centered, blue-ink "8-9" signature appears on the sweet spot, above a light date notation in the past owner's hand, "6-11-69." The creamy-to-medium-toned ball comes with its original J.C. Penney box (GD). Auction LOA from JSA.

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