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Charles Fazzino may have outdone himself on this one. To honor the great Mickey Mantle, the 3-D pop artist has given this baseball the royal treatment, with even more bright colors and sparkly features than his typical artwork reveals. A large, glittered New York Yankees logo across the sweet spot leads into a left panel (left of sweet spot, that is) full of Mantle’s many individual achievements, highlighted by his 1956 Triple Crown—one of three MVP seasons. The right panels picks up where those accomplishments have left off, featuring a large pinstriped No. 7 at center underscored with his famous small-town, big-star nickname, “The Commerce Comet.” The top panel has a 3-dimensional Yankees logo at the foot of Mantle’s famed jersey with a glistening “7” in shiny blue and “The Mick” in blue above.

The bottom panel is the highlight of this original 1-of-1 masterpiece, literally painting the picture of perhaps Mantle’s most incredible feat: his famous walk-off home run on May 22, 1963, that hit the facade of the Yankee Stadium roof above right field and is widely considered the farthest a ball has ever been hit. It was truly the stuff of legends, an almost mythological human feat that traveled an estimated 734 feet! The artist has signed the opposite side of the ball (where the brand label would be) in black pen. Despite the fact that this particular piece does not have Mantle’s autograph, it is certainly one of Fazzino’s finest efforts and one that would surely put a smile on The Mick’s face. Presents in Mint, nearly pristine condition.

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Final prices include buyers premium.: $396
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