Oh to be a baseball fan in New York City during the 1950s. So many great players manned the diamonds at Yankee Stadium, the Polo Grounds and Ebbets Field, that the Yankees, Giants and Dodgers had a stranglehold on the standings throughout the decade. Among the many legends, the centerfield trio of Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle and Duke Snider has long been revered for excellence at the plate and in the field.
Mark Mantle's centerfield debut with this New York Yankees ticket stub dated 9/29/51. This game was Mickey's first start manning centerfield at the hallowed grounds of Yankee Stadium and as such, this gameday souvenir is a vastly important relic. Encapsulated and designated Authentic by PSA, this seventy year old stub is very appealing with bold graphics, including a distinct date in black and a Yankees top hat and bat logo in red.