Mickey Mantle, New York Yankees - Rookie Season (1951)
"The Mick" - New York Yankees
Print Type: Museum Quality Giclee on Fine Art Paper or Canvas
Title - "The Mick"
Edition Type: Limited
Edition Size: 250 (Fine Art Paper)
Edition Size: 50 (Exhibition Canvas)
Signed/Numbered by the Artist
Certificate of Authenticity (COA)
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After Mickey Mantle was brought up from the minors on August 24,1951 of his rookie season, it wasn't till early September that the Bronx Bombers returned home to Yankee Stadium. On Saturday, September 8, 1951 Mantle hit a 3-run homer against Bob Porterfield of the Senators in the bottom of the 7th. It was his first HR at Yankee Stadium wearing the number 7; the artwork includes the actual look of the scoreboard that day, batting orders, National League matchups, and box score.
Note: Mantle started his rookie season wearing number 6. Third baseman Bobby Brown, who wore #6 had been away on military service and resumed wearing it upon his return. Mantle was given #7. And the rest is history.