Mickey Mantle’s Restaurant in Bankruptcy Auction

Mickey Mantle’s Restaurant in New York City shut down last month and now what’s inside is going to be sold at a bankruptcy auction.  David R. Maltz & Co. will conduct a live auction at the eatery, located at 42 Central Park South, next Tuesday morning at 11 a.m.

A string of unpaid bills has led to the long-time landmark’s fate, 25 years after it first opened.  Once a popular hangout for players, coaches, fans, media, celebrities and the media, the restaurant is adorned with numerous pictures, some autographed, and other memorabilia.  It is scheduled for auction, along with all of the restaurant’s fixtures and equipment.  Over 400 lots will be offered, all at no reserve.

Rugs and other furnishings featuring the Mickey Mantle’s Restaurant logo will join a pair of original Yankee Stadium seats, an oversized reproduction of his 1953 Topps card, signed, personalized photos and artwork from former players including Mantle, Derek Jeter, Ted Williams, Joe Girardi, Don Mattingly and Yogi Berra.  A preliminary list provided by the auction company includes:

Sports Memorabilia:

  • Pair of seats from the Original Yankee Stadium
  • Framed Prints
  • Signed Art
  • Original Drawings
  • Autographed Photos
  • Posters
  • Signage
  • Autographed Books
  • Baseballs
  • Football
  • Jersey
  • Helmets
  • Wall Mural of Yankee Stadium
  • Newspaper / Magazine Clippings
  • And More…

Restaurant Memorabilia:

  • “#7” Barstools & Chairs
  • Rugs
  • Glassware & Mugs
  • Menus
  • Awards
  • Signage
  • T-Shirts & Apparel
  • Cafe Barriers
  • Awning
  • “Mickey’s Booth”
  • Printed Materials
  • Decor
  • Barber Chair

You can see a photo gallery of some of the items here.

Mantle was one of the original investors in the restaurant and often visited when in New York.  He died in 1995.  Attendees can get inspect items in the auction beginning at 9 a.m. June 26, two hours before the auction starts.