Two Pairs of Mantle/Maris/Ford Amblers "Big Yank" Pants

Sold For: $960

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1764

Item Year: 1962

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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In the field of Mantle/Maris collectibles, few items are as rare as those offered here: two pairs of Amblers "Big Yank" pants, each complete with its original retail tag. Both tags feature portrait images of Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, and Whitey Ford and advertise the fact that "The Big Yanks wear Big Yank." One of the tags, for Amblers line of "Stilts" ("Worn Low On The Hip For That Long Lean Look") also features an autographed ball promotion on the reverse. We have never seen another example of these pants, let alone one with its original retail tag (both pairs have the attached store price tag as well). These pants are literally right off the shelf! It's hard to imagine why anyone would have purchased a pair of these pants and then never have worn them, or would have done so and then saved them for all these years, but, luckily for collectors today, someone obviously did. Both pairs of pants (one green, the other black) are in Near Mint condition, while each tag displays a number of creases and is in Very Good condition overall. Accompanied by a third retail tag (Gd-Vg). Total: 3 items (2 pair of pants with original tagging and one additional tag). Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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