Please Note: the catalog title for this lot is incorrect. Mickey Mantle's signature is NOT on the plate.
Regulation-size rubber home plate, signed on both the front and edges by twenty-six different Hall of Fame Players. The twenty-four players who have signed the top of the plate in blue Sharpie are Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio, Hank Aaron, Stan Musial, Harmon Killebrew, Enos Slaughter, Brooks Robinson, Eddie Mathews, Ray Dandridge, Robin Roberts, Billy Williams, Al Kaline, Juan Marichal, Bob Doerr, Bob Gibson, Tom Seaver, Lou Brock, Catfish Hunter, Monte Irvin, George Kell, Willie Stargell, Billy Herman, Luis Aparicio, Yogi Berra. The two players who have signed the black edge of the plate are Fergie Jenkins (silver paint pen) and Don Drysdale (gold paint pen). (Both were pitchers who "painted" the corners of the plate during their careers.) Signatures ranged from "5" to "10," averaging "8." The plate (18.5 x 19 inches) is unevenly toned and is is otherwise in Excellent to Mint condition. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Pre certified by Steve Grad and Brian Sobrero/Beckett Authentication. Reserve $300. Estimate $1,000+.
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