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Lot # 70: 1956 Mickey Mantle, "Inventor of the Tape Measure Shot" Poses with Measuring Device for Homer!

Starting Bid: $25.00

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Item was in Auction "Fall Premier Auction 2018",
which ran from 10/20/2018 8:00 PM to
11/10/2018 8:00 PM

Today the term "tape measure blast" is a common saying in baseball when someone launches a huge homer. In 1956, it was a new idea and the man who was launching the slogan was youthful slugger of the New York Yankees Mickey Mantle. Here he poses artfully with a large tape measure that he was being presented as s symbolic gift. Posed in uniform with a surveyor who was explaining to Mickey how it was used, this is a really cool piece of photography!

Size: 8x10
Designation: Wire
Condition: 4.5/5
Quality: 4.5/5
Overall Grade: 9/10

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