We all know the saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” For Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle, photographer Ray Gallo’s shot captured on September 16, 1956 at Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium meets that criteria. Smiling in the visitors’ dugout that day, the 24-year-old switch-hitter had ample reason to be content as he went 3-for-7 in a twinbill to up his Triple Crown totals to 49 home runs, 121 RBI and a .350 batting average. The Yankees, too, were on cruise control, having clinched the A.L. flag with their triumph in Game 1. The image is eternal, and 35 years later, Mantle clung to the fond memory and signed this color print. Framed to 32-5/8 x 41-3/4”, the rendition showcases the timeless likeness and Mantle’s blue marker autograph, which projects (“10”) potency with his inscription of “No. 7.” Full photo LOA from JSA.
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