1953 Mickey Mantle New York Yankees Game-Used Road Flannel Jersey

The Hobby's Earliest Known Photo-Matched Road Mantle

During his 18-year career with the New York Yankees, Mickey Mantle became arguably the best hitting outfielder in Major League Baseball history and did it from both sides of the plate. A 20-time All-Star, Mantle won seven World Series championships, was a three-time American League MVP, led the AL in home runs four times and earned the Triple Crown in 1956. Mantle has his No. 7 retired by the Yankees franchise, was named to the MLB All-Century Team and was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974 on the first ballot. Mantle earned one of those 20 All-Stars in 1953, hitting .295 with 21 home runs and 92 RBI. In the Yankees victory over the Dodgers in the 1953 World Series, Mantle first established his reputation for dominance in the Fall Classic, clubbing two homers (including a grand slam) and posting seven RBI in the six game series. Conclusively Photo-Matched to Mantle in the Spring of 1955 and progressively matched to the 1953 MLB All-Star game. The Photo-Match in spring of '55 validates that much of the use seen on this shirt can be positively attributed to Mantle himself, staying within the organization for multiple season at the pro level. A far cry from the superstars of today who are issued multiple sets per homestand. This museum level piece stands as the hobby's earliest known road Photo-Matched jersey of Yankee great Mickey Mantle.