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New York Yankees 1967 Mother's Day Charm in Original Box - Mantle 500th Home Run

Lot Number 730

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With a glorious run of 14 pennants in 16 seasons a not-too-distant memory, the New York Yankees were a mere shell of those dominant rosters as an aging and ailing Mickey Mantle was relegated to first base duties by 1967. Before a Mother’s Day crowd of 18,872 that year, Mantle launched his 500th career home run as the once-proud club avoided a three-game sweep at Yankee Stadium. In addition to being treated to Mantle’s milestone circuit clout that day, the ladies in attendance were given a Mother’s Day charm. This scarce survivor is complete with its original packaging! The 1-1/4”-diameter gold-colored piece features a relief likeness of the club’s stars-and-stripes themed top hat logo, with “MOTHER’S DAY” and “1967” lining the perimeter in raised characters. The original plastic case reads “Greetings from the Yankees” on the hinged lid and the original cardboard sleeve accompanies. Mantle’s home run, incidentally was the second milestone in the game, as Orioles shortstop Mark Belanger delivered his first-ever home run one inning earlier.

 
 
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