- Mantle: United States baseball player (1931-1997)
- Mickey Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995) was an American baseball player who was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974.
- A popular hero and champion in a field
- A baseball card is a type of trading card relating to baseball, usually printed on some type of paper stock or card stock. A card will usually feature one or more baseball players or other baseball-related sports figures.
- a trading card with a picture of a baseball player and information about his playing record
- The first card was issued in 1886. Since that time, the baseball card industry has become a thriving market.
Mickey Mantle & Roger Maris
Mickey Mantle ( 20 Oct 1931 - 14 Aug 1995) and Roger Maris (10 Sep 1934 - 14 Dec 1985), by Russell Hoban, Casein on board, c. 1961: For more than three decades, Babe Ruth's single-season tally of sixty home runs in 1927 stood as baseball's most hallowed record. But when a home-run duel ignited between Yankee teammates Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris in the summer of 1961, many fans found themselves rooting for Mantle to beat the Babe's mark. Since joining the ball club in 1951, the switch-hitting Mantle, with his huge swing and phenomenal power, had been widely regarded as the heir to such Yankee titans as Ruth and Lou Gehrig. Now, with four home-run titles and baseball's Triple Crown to his credit, Mantle seemed the natural choice to outdistance the newcomer Maris in the race for Ruth's record. The contest remained neck and neck until September when, sidelined by an infection, Mantle ended his quest at fifty-four home runs, while Maris powered ahead to a new record of sixty-one.
Kevin & Mickey Mantle
The boy in the Striped shirt is my Brother Kevin (RIP) who met Mickey Mantle on a group trip. I am guessing this photo was taken in the 50's?
[My Mother (87) recently found this photo and thought I might be interested!!!]