1950 Mickey Mantle 1st Game as a NY Yankee Ticket (Finest Grade Known) PSA 4. Mickey Mantle got his first taste of major-league life when the Yankees called him up on September 17, 1950. Although he rode the bench for the remaining few days of the season, the 18-year-old nevertheless traveled and took batting practice with the team. He observed the likes of Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, and Phil Rizzuto as they were locked in a pennant race with the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox. Mickey Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 August 13, 1995), nicknamed The Commerce Comet and The Mick, was an American professional baseball player. Mantle played his entire Major League Baseball (MLB) career with the New York Yankees as a center fielder and first baseman, from 1951 through 1968. Mantle was one of the best players and sluggers, and is regarded by many as the greatest switch hitter in baseball history. Mantle was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974 and was elected to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team in 1999. Mantle was arguably the greatest offensive threat of any center fielder in baseball history. He has the highest career OPS+ of any center fielder and he had the highest stolen base percentage in history at the time of his retirement. In addition, compared to the four other center fielders on the all-century team, he had the lowest career rate of grounding into double plays (by far) and he had the highest World Series on-base percentage and World Series slugging percentage. He also had an excellent 0.984 fielding percentage when playing center field. Mantle was noted for his ability to hit for both average and power, especially tape measure home runs. He hit 536 MLB career home runs, batted. 300 or more ten times, and is the career leader (tied with Jim Thome) in walk-off home runs, with a combined thirteen, twelve in the regular season and one in the postseason. Mantle won the Triple Crown in 1956, leading the major leagues in batting average, home runs, and runs batted in (RBI); he later wrote a book about his best year in baseball. He was an All-Star for 16 seasons, playing in 16 of the 20 All-Star Games that were played. He was an American League (AL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) three times and a Gold Glove winner once. Mantle appeared in 12 World Series including seven championships, and holds World Series records for the most home runs (18), RBIs (40), extra-base hits (26), runs (42), walks (43), and total bases (123). PSA is the world’s largest third-party sportscard authentication service. PSA Authenticate Encapsulated #26091194. SL6, NY5/NY6, SL1/MANTLE’S 1ST. October 20, 1931 Spavinaw, Oklahoma. April 17, 1951, for the New York Yankees. September 28, 1968, for the New York Yankees. Career highlights and awards. AL home run leader. (1955, 1956, 1958, 1960). New York Yankees #7. Major League Baseball All-Century Team. Member of the National. Baseball Hall of Fame. 88.2% (first ballot). The item “1950 Mickey Mantle 1st Game as a NY Yankee Ticket (Finest Grade Known) PSA 4″ is in sale since Saturday, April 29, 2017. This item is in the category “Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Vintage Sports Memorabilia\Ticket Stubs”. The seller is “52states” and is located in Knoxville, Tennessee. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Team-Baseball: New York Yankees
- Sport: Baseball
- Grade: Authentic
- Year: 1950
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Player: Mickey Mantle