Monday we noted that a ball supposedly signed by Mickey Mantle that featured an expletive directed at Yogi Berra was being auctioned online.
Today it was reported by Darren Rovell of CNBC that the ball was sold to the Mantle family.
Upon hearing that, I wasn’t surprised at all, considering there’s a possibility that Mantle’s own son Dan claimed the ball was “a fake” in the comments thread of my original post. Read more…
Darren Rovell of CNBC turned up this fun piece of Mickey Mantle memorabilia recently:
It’s of course referencing the Yankees catcher Yogi Berra, who Mantle played with for so many years. Mantle and Yogi got along just fine. But some collectors have said that when Mantle wasn’t in his best form, you could get him to write almost anything.
This apparently was a good test.
The NSFW image of the ball is after the jump.