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1962 Safe At Home Lobby-Card and Movie-Still Collection (28)
Starting Bid - $100, Sold For - $540
Collection of three different lobby cards and twenty-five different movie stills issued in promotion of the 1962 Columbia Pictures film Safe at Home, starring Yankee sluggers Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris. Released in the wake of their most glorious season, Safe at Home did not win any Academy Awards, nor was it a "home run" with the critics. But it did give Mantle and Maris an opportunity to shine on the big screen, which was a source of great amusement to both for the rest of their lives. The movie also left collectors with a selection of extremely attractive display materials, including the offered lobby cards and photos. Ideally, all three lobby cards, which includes the highly desirable title card, picture both Mantle and Maris. Each of the lobby cards (14 x 11 inches) has been matted (16.75 x 13.75 inches) and is affixed to its matting by means of tape applied on the reverse. Without reference to the tape, the title card remains in Very Good to Excellent condition, while the other two cards are in Excellent condition overall. While the lobby cards are very well known and widely recognized as classics of the era, in our experience the movie stills are actually far less frequently seen and far less well known by collectors. Of the twenty-five movie stills in the lot, six feature Mantle and Maris together. Mantle and Maris are also featured individually on two other stills (one pictures just Mantle, the other just Maris). Each of the stills includes the title of the film, cast credits, and a 1962 copyright date printed along the base. All of the stills (10 x 8 inches) display moderate curling (which is typical for these movie stills, which were issued by studios to provide images for publication and promotion) and are in Very Good to Excellent condition overall, with three slightly lesser (not the Mantle or Maris photos). Total: 28 items (3 lobby cards, including the title card, and 25 movie stills). Reserve $100. Estimate $200+. SOLD FOR $540
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