Having already lived up to his “can’t miss” billing with All-Star recognition and MVP consideration in four straight seasons, 24-year-old Mickey Mantle won the elusive “Triple Crown” as he paced the circuit in home runs (52), RBI (130) and batting average (.353) in 1956. This limited edition (24/35) lithograph is autographed by its switch-hitting subject and inscribed “1956.” Framed to 21-1/2 x 41-3/4”, the 1991 Wayne Prokopiak artist’s proof composition portrays a smile Mantle in his Yankee pinstripes holding three bats (one for each league-leading category) with a crown atop his head. Mantle’s black marker autograph projects (“9-10”) potency and his “1956” inscription is a telling reminder of his Triple Crown effort and yet another World Series triumph for the Yankees. Full photo LOA from JSA.
Accompanying, as well, is a 1993 notarized letter signed by Prokopiak, attesting to the autograph authenticity and the item's status as a limited edition print.
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