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1984 Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris Signed Limited-Edition Bat (#74/115)
Starting Bid - $2,000, Sold For - $6,000
Presented is an outstanding example of the famous Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris signed limited-edition H&B bat produced in 1984 to commemorate their historic 1961 season. This is the most revered of all Mantle-Maris signed items. For many collectors, this bat represents the ultimate Mantle/Maris signed display piece and its limited production has resulted in its extreme rarity today. The unique design of the bat features both players’ facsimile signatures stamped, respectively, on either side of the barrel, below which are listed their home-run totals for the 1961 season. Only 115 of these bats were ever produced and the extremely well-documented signing of them by Mantle and Maris was considered a historic event at the time. This is the one Mantle-Maris signed item that without even seeing everyone knows is real. The offered bat is numbered "74 of 115" and features the blue-Sharpie signatures of Mantle and Maris directly below their respective barrel stampings. Both signatures have been boldly scripted and grade "10." The bat measures 35 inches in length and aside from a tiny imperfection to the finish (just to the right of the limitation number) remains in Near Mint condition. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $2,000. Estimate $4,000/$6,000. SOLD FOR $6,000
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