Notes: New Record for Mantle Jersey, Shop Owner Robbed, Another Beaten, Free eBay Listings

Legendary Auctions says it has set a new record price for a game-worn Mickey Mantle jersey.  The company says it sold the shirt Mantle was wearing in Game 7 of the 1964 World Mickey Mantle 1964 World Series jerseySeries for $675,000 via a private transaction.

It was the game in which Mantle hit his 18th World Series homer, which established the still-standing record.  Mantle’s homer came off St. Louis ace Bob Gibson.

Legendary says the jersey was acquired directly from a Yankee clubhouse attendant “and then stowed away for the past nearly half-century…until now”.


Stephen Shoemaker, the owner of Double Play Sports Cards in Elmira, N.Y., was beaten and robbed on Saturday…but there was a positive outcome.

According to the Elmira Heights Police Department, 35-year-old Robert R. Comfort of Hoseheads went to the shop  around 1 p.m. Saturday, assaulted Shoemaker and stole money.  He took off, but it didn’t take long to find him.

He went home.

According to The Leader newspaper in Corning, NY,  Shoemaker’s injuries were minor and he was treated on scene.

Comfort is being held on $20,000 cash bail.


A New Jersey shop was broken into on August 8.  Stolen at Rookies and Stars in Woodbridge were some vintage cards including a PSA 7 1957 Topps Mantle, a PSA 9 1959 Topps#469 Banks Wins MVP, a 1952 Bowman Mantle PSA 2, wax boxes, mini helmets, baseballs and more.  Call Detective Tina Small at (732)602-7396 if you have any information.


Don’t listings on eBay for sports cards and memorabilia from now until the end of the year.