NY Post-Reported Nude Mantle Photo Blatant Fake

The NEW YORK POST’s Page Six has an item today about a supposed nude photo of Mickey Mantle that recently surfaced on an adult website.

Mickey Mantle Nude Photo: Blatant Fake

The Post in its note about the photo entertains that it could actually be authentic:

Mickey Mantle doesn’t belong on HotPrisonPals.com, the Web site Sam Wagner founded featuring incarcerated criminals. But Wagner posted a black-and-white photo of a man he claims is Mantle — in the prime of his Hall of Fame career with the Yankees — standing in front of his locker fully, frontally naked. “It was sent to me by a photographer who is very famous and I doubt would send me something not authentic,” Wagner told Page Six. “Mickey was such a big slugger. Damn.”

Despite the New York Post’s obviously exhaustive method of vetting such a sensitive allegation, I regret to report that the photo of Mickey’s mantle is absolutely a fake.  Read more…