Rare Rawlings “Mickey Mantle ‘Player of the Year’ 1956” Advertising Poster.
Lot 19. Rare Rawlings “Mickey Mantle ‘Player of the Year’ 1956” Advertising Poster. Rawlings issued this 20” x 16 5/8” poster following Mantle’s Triple Crown 1956 season, in which he led MLB in batting average (.353), home runs (52) and runs batted in (130). He was also named the American League MVP. It has edge and corner wear, border creases and a nail hole in the top border. Several light creases at the top extend into Mantle’s cap, and a long moderate horizontal crease crosses “Powerized” in Mantle’s bat. The surface shows light wear and soling. On the 65th anniversary of 25-year-old Mantle’s Triple Crown season, this poster remains an impressive memento of the slugger’s Hall of Fame career. Winning Bid $477.