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W Mays, M Mickey & D Snider Autographed First Day Cover Baseball HOFer PSA SLAB

W Mays, M Mickey & D Snider Autographed First Day Cover Baseball HOFer PSA SLAB

W Mays, M Mickey & D Snider Autographed First Day Cover Baseball HOFer PSA SLAB

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Prices on existing items will be reduced at the end of each month. (born May 6, 1931), nicknamed " the Say Hey Kid ". Is a former center fielder. Regarded as one of the greatest players ever, Mays ranks second behind only Babe Ruth.

On most all-time lists, including those of The Sporting News. Mays played in the National League.

(NL) between 1951 and 1973 for the New York/San Francisco Giants. Mays joined the Birmingham Black Barons. Of the Negro American League. In 1948, playing with them until the Giants signed him once he graduated from high school in 1950, then won the Rookie of the Year Award.

In 1951 after hitting 20 home runs. To help the Giants win their first pennant in 14 years.

After spending most of the next two years in the United States Army. He was named the NL Most Valuable Player. (MVP) in 1954 after winning the batting title. 345 average and hitting 41 home runs. In Game 1 of the 1954 World Series. Is one of the most famous baseball plays of all time. The Giants swept the heavily favored Cleveland Indians. For the lone World Series triumph of his career, and the team's last title before relocating to San Francisco after the 1957 season. Tying him for the second most in history, Mays became a perennial MVP candidate, finishing in the top six in the voting in eleven of the next twelve seasons. He led the NL in home runs four times and in slugging percentage.

300 and posting 100 runs batted in. In 1955 he made a run at the Triple Crown. Leading the league with 51 home runs and finishing second in batting and RBI. He was the runner-up for the MVP in 1958 after hitting a career-high.

347, and again in 1962 after leading the Giants to another World Series. With 49 home runs and 141 RBI. He was again named the MVP in 1965 after hitting. 317 with a league-leading 52 home runs, becoming the second NL player to hit 50 more than once and setting a franchise record that stood until Barry Bonds.

Mays was also at the forefront of a resurgence of speed as an offensive weapon in the 1950s, leading the league in stolen bases. Twice, with his 179 steals during the decade topping the major leagues; he was the first NL player to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases in the same season.

And the first player in history to reach both 300 home runs and 300 stolen bases. He held the NL record for career home runs from 1966 until Henry Aaron. Passed him during the 1972 season, during which time he became the second player and the first right-handed hitter to hit 600 home runs. Mays also set standards for defensive brilliance, winning 12 consecutive Gold Glove Awards. After their creation in 1957, still a record for outfielders; he led NL center fielders in double plays.

He ended his career with a return to New York after a mid-season trade to the New York Mets. In 1972, retiring after the team's trip to the 1973 World Series. He served as a coach for the Mets for the rest of the decade, and later rejoined the Giants as a special assistant to the president and general manager. A classic example of a 5-tool player.

Mays finished his career with a batting average of. Upon his retirement, he held the NL record for career runs scored (2,062), and ranked second in league history behind Stan Musial. In games played (2,992), third in at bats.

(10,881), runs batted in (1,903), total bases. (1,464), fourth in hits. (3,283), fifth in slugging percentage. 557, and eighth in doubles. (523); his 140 triples ranked fourth among players active after 1945. He holds major league records for games as a center fielder (2,829), putouts as an outfielder. (7,095) and extra-inning home runs (22), and ended his career behind only Ty Cobb.

In total games as an outfielder (2,842) and ranking seventh in assists (188) and third in double plays (59) in center field. Mays was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

In his first year of eligibility, and was named to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. Presented him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Mickey Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 - August 13, 1995), nicknamed " the Commerce Comet " and " the Mick ", was an American professional baseball.

Mantle played his entire Major League Baseball. Mantle is regarded by many as being one of the best players and sluggers of all time. He was an American League. Three times and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Mantle was raised by his father to become a baseball player and was trained early on to become a switch hitter.

Despite a career plague with injuries, beginning with his knee injury in the 1951 World Series. He became one of the greatest offensive threats in baseball history, and was able to hit for both average. He is the only player in history to hit 150 home runs from both sides of the plate.

Mantle hit 536 career home runs while batted. Mantle is 16th all-time in home runs per at-bats and 17th in on-base percentage. Mantle won the Triple Crown.

In 1956, when he led the major leagues in batting average. 353, home runs (52), and runs batted in. For 16 seasons, playing in 16 of the 20 All-Star Games that he was selected for. He also had an excellent.

984 fielding percentage when playing center field, winning a Gold Glove. Mantle appeared in 12 World Series. Including seven championships, and he holds World Series records for the most home runs (18), RBIs (40), extra-base hits.

(123), and has the highest World Series on-base and slugging percentages. After retirement, Mantle briefly worked as sports commentator. And later as a part-time coach in the Yankees farm system. Despite being one of the best paid athletes of his era, he was a poor businessman and suffered financial setbacks from business failures. His private life was plagued tumult and tragedy.

His marriage to Merlyn Mantle. Fell apart due to his alcoholism and infidelity and three of his sons became alcoholics, two of them dying from it.

Towards the end of his life, Mantle came to regret his hard lifestyle and the damage he had inflicted on his family. In his final year, Mantle was treated for alcoholism.

At the Betty Ford Center. Later warning others of the dangers of hard drinking and telling fans: Don't be like me. He died from liver cancer brought on by years of alcohol abuse in Dallas, Texas. (September 19, 1926 - February 27, 2011), nicknamed. He spent most of his.

(MLB) career playing for the. Snider was named to the National League (NL) All-Star roster eight times and was the NL Most Valuable Player (MVP). In his 16 seasons with the Dodgers, he helped lead the team to six World Series.

With victories in 1955 and 1959. He was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Additionally, I slip all autographed photos inside sturdy photo-protective sleeves.

In most cases, using Jack Smalling's baseball address lists and other assorted address lists, I wrote to both active and retired baseball players, sending them letters, requests for signatures, and self-addressed-stamped envelopes. This is how I obtained thousands of autographs. I stand by every item I sell. All the old time autograph dealers know me and the professional authenticators will vouch for my reputation as well. I do this on a part time basis, so sometimes emails take a day.

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W Mays, M Mickey & D Snider Autographed First Day Cover Baseball HOFer PSA SLAB