Autographed Mantle, Mays, and Snider Topps Card Collection (3)

Sold For: $720

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1350

Item Year: 1962

Category: Autographed Baseballs/Flats/Photos

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Collection of three 1960s Topps cards: one signed by both Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays, one signed by Duke Snider, and one signed by Willie Mays. All of the signatures offered here were originally obtained in person at a special Passaic Valley Council Boy Scouts benefit dinner, titled An Evening with Mickey, Willie & the Duke, held at the Meadowlands Hilton Hotel (New Jersey) on November 26, 1985. (The original dinner program and a few other ancillary items from the benefit accompany the cards.) 1) 1962 Topps #18 "Manager's Dream," signed by Mantle and Mays on the front. Mantle's signature has been scripted in blue marker (grading "8"), while Mays' has been executed in black marker ("4"). Ex. 2) 1964 Topps #115 Duke Snider, signed by Snider in black marker ("6/7") on the front. Ex-Mt. 3) 1968 Topps #50 Willie Mays, signed by Mays in blue marker ("4") on the front. Ex-Mt. In addition to the aforementioned dinner program and other accompanying items, the collection also includes a ticket to the show signed on the reverse in blue ink by Yogi Berra ("9") and Maureen Oberhammer ("10"; she was a member of the Harlem Globetrotters). (Both were featured guests at the dinner.) Total: 3 cards, plus signed ticket, dinner program, and a few additional dinner items. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA.

Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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