A bat from Mickey Mantle’s first order with Louisville Slugger upon being summoned to the major leagues and 1952 Yankees home jersey will be among the items up for bid at SCP Auctions next month.
The bat will start at $30,000 and is expected to sell for $200,000 or more.
Mantle made his big league debut on April 17,1951.
The jersey, which carries a 7.5 rating from MEARS, is among the earliest known Mantle gamers, according to SCP. The jersey carries the Spalding & Bros. manufacturer’s tag and a white felt strip with “M. Mantle 52” chain-stitched in blue.
It includes the Yankees 50th season sleeve patch worn during 1952. Mantle signed the jersey at a later date. It was sold for $188,318 in 2009 by Grey Flannel Auctions.
The jersey will open at $100,000 and could fetch $300,000 according to Dan Imler of SCP Auctions, who talked with Bloomberg News about the two items.