Mickey Mantle's Final Yankees Jersey Hits Auction, Expected To Fetch $1 Mil
Mickey Mantle Final Yankees Jersey Hits Auction ... Could Fetch Over $1 Mil
2/19/2022 12:35 AM PT
The last Yankees jersey that Mickey Mantle ever wore during his playing career is up for auction again -- and this time around, TMZ Sports has learned it could sell for a whopping 7 figures!!!
Mantle donned the threads in 1968 -- the final year of his historic career -- and experts at Heritage Auctions, which is brokering the sale, tell us they're expecting it to fetch over $1 million.
The jersey has "Mantle" inscribed on the inside of the collar, and a Wilson tag on the left front tail with the size label "42" and "1968 Set 2" imprinted on it.
The ultra-rare piece also comes with an inscription from Mantle in blue ink that reads "To Tom, A Great Friend Always, 'The Mick'."
FYI, "Tom" is Tom Catal, the president of the "Mickey Mantle Museum".
Besides it being his last-ever game-worn gear, it's also the jersey he wore when he hit his 534th home run against the Minnesota Twins and his 535th against the Detroit Tigers.
Mickey also wore this same jersey during the 1968 All-Star Game, which was his last before retiring after the '68 season.
As for its sale history, Heritage Auctions says the jersey first sold for $486,000 in Feb. 2017, and then for $850,000 in Aug. 2020
Of course, the price tag is steep -- but it makes sense, considering the dude is a three-time MVP and seven-time World Series champion.
The auction closes on Feb. 27 ... happy bidding!