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1951 New York Yankees Opening Day Ticket Stub from Mickey Mantle's Debut--PSA Authentic

Lot Number 410

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Graded Authentic by PSA. Iconic 1951 New York Yankees Opening Day ticket stub from Mickey Mantle's big league debut. As one of only two confirmed by the third-party service, the historic significance of this Lower Stand voucher cannot be understated. In the glorious history of Yankee Stadium, Opening Day 1951 was a day seldom matched. As Yankees Manager Casey Stengel looked on, the previous season’s rookie star, Whitey Ford, threw out the ceremonial first pitch – in Army uniform, having just enlisted to serve in the Korean War. A brand new public-address announcer, Bob Sheppard, settled behind the microphone for the first of 57 seasons with the team. However, a 19 year-old rookie from Commerce, Oklahoma named Mickey Mantle stole the show. Mickey Mantle was still a season away from claiming centerfield from Joe DiMaggio, and this would turn out to be the only Opening Day that the names “Mantle” and “DiMaggio” appeared together on a Yankee lineup card – numbers 3 and 4 in the batting order. Mantle cracked a single in the 6th to collect his first career hit and RBI and the rest is history. Displays attributes consistent with the opined technical grade and is further exemplified by bold colors and a crease-free surface.

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