1953 Mickey Mantle Vintage-Signed J. D. McCarthy Postcard

Sold For: $1,920

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1588

Item Year: 1953

Category: Autographed Baseballs/Flats/Photos

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As a child living in New York in 1953, imagine the thrill it must have been to open the mailbox one day and find this special piece: a real-photo postcard inscribed by Mickey Mantle. This postcard is one of a series produced by J. D. McCarthy, the legendary postcard manufacturer who long ago produced real-photo postcards for many players. The postcard, which pictures Mantle posing on the field at Comiskey Park in Chicago, has been beautifully inscribed in blue ink (grading “9/10”), “Best Wishes Mickey Mantle.” The recipient’s name and address appear on the reverse and the card is postmarked “Baxter Springs, Kansas, Jan 14, 1953.” The postcard (3.5 x 5.5 inches) displays a tiny bit of paper residue on the reverse from having once been mounted in an album and minor corner wear. In Excellent condition overall. This is an ideal Mantle vintage-signed piece, dating from the days when ballplayers actually sent signed postcards to their young fans. Full LOA from James Spence/JSA. Pre certified by Steve Grad and Brian Sobrero/Beckett Authentication.
Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+.


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