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Mickey "The Mick" Mantle

Mickey Charles Mantle, nicknamed “The Commerce Comet” or “The Mick”, was an American Major League Baseball center fielder and first baseman for the New York Yankees for 18 seasons, from 1951 through 1968.  28 more words

Autographs

The Saddest Baseball Card I've Ever Seen

This past Sunday, I had a minor Twitter card meltdown over the absence of Upper Deck in the baseball card market. I made a suggestion that caught on somewhat when I suggested Upper Deck try out a full hologram baseball release like they did so long ago with SPx and in inserts before that. 345 more words

Celebrity Death

Bigger Than the Sky If A Star Was Your Eye, by pd lyons

one day my daughter at the age of 7 asks me “What happens when you die Dad? what really happens?” and  so this poem comes from that question. 841 more words

Somebody once asked me if I ever went up to the plate trying to hit a home run. I said, ‘Sure, every time.’

Mickey Mantle

On This Day

March 1, 1969 –  New York Yankees center fielder Mickey Mantle announces his retirement from baseball. Mantle was an idol to millions, known for his remarkable power and speed and his everyman personality. 21 more words