Mantle Collector Still on the Hunt

A Pennsylvania collector has a basement full of Mantle stuff–and it all started on Bat Day 1965.

Kelly Eisenhauer admits his Mickey Mantle memorabilia collection isn’t the best in the world, but there’s not much doubt it’s on the list.

Eisenhauer has been saving Mantle items since he was a kid, going to Yankee games. He’s now 53, with a basement jammed full of everything Mickey.

He’s catalogued just about all of the major pieces and he’s always on the lookout for more. ”Collecting is a sickness," he joked. "Fortunately, I saw the sickness coming a long time ago."

Some of his collection was used in an HBO special and he’s been in a Stadium skybox with some Yankee greats. However, he told the local newspaper he’s not one of those guys who never sells anything.