A pair of cleats Phil Rizzuto claims were given to him by Mickey Mantle following his 1951 rookie season have been added to next month’s Geppi’s Memorabilia Road Show auction.
Did a teammate keep the Mick’s rookie spikes in a paper bag for over 50 years? That’s what Phil Rizzuto says. Now those cleats, given as a gift after the birth of Phil’s son, are hitting the auction block with the rest of the Scooter’s stuff.
Geppi’s Memorabilia Road Show includes more items from the Yankee shortstop’s career as well as that of Rusty Staub. Both players have consigned items for the auction, which takes place September 12 and 13.