The Rawlings MMF Mickey Mantle Fastback Baseball glove is a mid ranged priced glove. In very good condition they sell for about $50.- $60. and $100.-$150. in excellent to near/mint condition. As with all collectibles condition is most important on the value providing that the item is authentic.
Common flaws with Gloves are: loose or broken lacing/webbing, Dry or cracking leather, ripped or missing manufacturer label, worn printing/player endorsement on the glove, and the name of the owner of the glove hand written on it. All or any will effect the value.
The MMF Mickey Mantle Fastback baseball glove sold for $16.95 in 1968 as shown in the advertising at the link I left below. Advertisments like this are a great way of dating your memorabilia. They are also great to display with the glove, and might add value when selling the glove. I will also leave a link for further information on other Mickey Mantle baseball gloves.
Vintage GJ99 Mickey Mantle Youth Glove- $9.99 Vintage Mickey Mantle HOH USA Baseball Glove Rawlings MMP- $295 GJ99 and 1050 Rawlings gloves- $8.99 (together) XPG6 Heart of the Hide Personal Model Rawlings Glove- $93
Mickey might have used a few different gloves during the 1956 season. There is a discussion going on among "Glove experts" about a "Game used" glove on eBay that is a Rawlings Mickey Mantle model MM. It is believed that it is unlikely he used this model during the 1954-1956 seasons, rather he might have wore Rawlings HH and HSP models as issued to many outfielders at the time.At the baseball Hall Of Fame in Cooperstown a glove used by Mickey Mantle during Don Larsen's perfect World Series game in 1956 is on display. This is a Rawlings Model HH.I will leave a link picturing the glove along with a link to the Vintage baseball glove forum that is discussing the 1956 era game used Mantle glove. This forum is also a good source to find info on baseball gloves in general.
Mickey Mantle was "a member of the Rawlings Advisory Staff" which basically means he endorsed a lot of baseball gloves for Rawlings. The exact number of baseball glove models Mantle endorsed for Rawlings might be difficult to find. Mantle endorsed Fielders gloves, first base, and catchers mitts, but I'm not sure if the later was a Rawlings glove endorsement. Below I will keep a running list of Mickey Mantle endorsed baseball gloves, including MM1 adult model to MM9 youth models. See Related Links below for more information, and pictures of Mickey Mantle Rawlings gloves, and advertising.Mickey Mantle endorsed signature model baseball Gloves: * Autograph Model MM1 * Autograph Model MM2 * Autograph Model MM3 * Autograph Model MM4 * Professional Model MM2 * Professional Model MM5 * Professional Model MM6 "The Comet" * Professional Model MM8 * Triple Crown Winner MM9 * 60-4241 * Personal Model MM * MMP "Heart of the Hide" * XPG6 "Heart of the Hide" * XPG 20 Autograph Model * XPG 26 Autograph Model * BSMM * Big Leaguer (Youth Glove) * XPG3 Fastback * GJ89 Fastback * XFG1 Fastback * Trap-eze TJ35 * GJ 99 (Youth Glove) * XFB 19 First Basemans Mitt * AMC 42 * LB10
Mickey used a few different gloves early in his career. He basically used a Rawlings baseball gloves. He started with the HH model (Harvey Haddix) before Rawlings signed him to a contract. Rawlings HH and HSP models were issued to many outfielders at the time. The first MM (Mickey Mantle) model was designed after the HH model. Over the years the gloves were slightly altered to Mantles liking. Models include MMP, and XPG6 gloves. Later in his career when he moved to first base he used a Spalding model glove.
A Mickey Mantle signed baseball glove is worth about $500.-$1,200. Value is based on average prices of recently closed auctions. Prices may vary based condition of the glove, glove model, placement, and condition of the signature, how well the glove displays the signature, and the type of authenticity that accompanies the signature. Signatures that have not been properly authenticated could sell at half the market value or less. Mickey Mantle was under contact with the Upper Deck company before he passed away. A Mickey Mantle signed glove in near/mint condition authenticated by Upper Deck could sell in the $1,500. -$2,000. price range. In a recent auction (March 2008) a Mickey Mantle youth model glove signed on the outside webbing sold for $478. Another auction (Dec. 2007) a Mickey Mantle signed (outside finger) Rawlings MM6 glove sold for $1,075.
Mickey Mantle Adult Size GlovesMost of the Rawlings Gloves endorsed by Mickey Mantle were made in both adult, and youth sizes. Below is a list of Gloves.The MM1 adult model lowers in size to the MM9 youth models. Glove models that are indicated (Youth Glove) were not made in an adult size. If you want more accurate information visit the "Vintage Baseball Glove Forum" (see Related Links below) The members of the forum will be more than happy to help you out.Mickey Mantle endorsed signature model baseball Gloves:Autograph Model MM1Autograph Model MM2Autograph Model MM3Autograph Model MM4Professional Model MM2Professional Model MM5Professional Model MM6 "The Comet"Professional Model MM8Triple Crown Winner MM960-4241Personal Model MMMMP "Heart of the Hide"XPG6 "Heart of the Hide"XPG 20 Autograph ModelXPG 26 Autograph ModelBSMMBig Leaguer (Youth Glove)XPG3 FastbackGJ89 FastbackXFG1 FastbackTrap-eze TJ35GJ 99 (Youth Glove)XFB 19 First Basemans MittAMC 42LB10
Derek Jeter wears a Rawlings Heart of the Hide PRODJ2.
Probably Rawlings. I got a Rawlings glove and i hate it i've had it for three months and it still isn't broken in. I HATE IT
Mickey Mantle Stands at the top of the Baseball collecting world. One of the most highly collected ballplayers, Mickey also endorsed 1000s of Items. Baseball Bats alone, I have over 100 different Mickey Mantle Store model bats and that is only the tip of the iceberg. Mickey Mantle endorsed youth baseball gloves sell between $50.00 and $100.00 in excellent to near min condition. Adult, and professional model gloves can sell between $100.00 and $200.00. If you have the original Box the Glove came in, with the glove you can get over $1,000.00 easy. Of cause there are a number of factors that will determine the value of the glove. Model, Year issued, and condition the most important. Most common flaws with Gloves are: loose or broken lacing/webbing, Dry or cracking leather, ripped Manufacturer label on back, printing on glove worn out, and the person who owned the glove name written on it. Advertisements for the Glove found in vintage magazines are a great way of dating the glove. It will also increase the value, putting the ad together with the glove. I will leave a couple of links below to help find a value for your glove.
Ozzie used a Rawlings XPG 12
Rawlings brand. Model: PRO-RV23
It depends on the model you buy but all higher end models are leather.
Mickey Mantle FoundationAfter years of alcohol abuse Mickey Mantle was diagnosed with liver cancer in 1994. In June of 1995 Mickey received a liver transplant. At a press conference Mickey noted that many fans had looked to him as a role model; "This is a role model: Don't be like me". Before he died in August 1995 at the age of 63 of liver cancer He established the Mickey Mantle Foundation to raise awareness for organ donations. He was very proud of this.
When a glove is listed on sale or closeout at many different stores, it usually means the manufacturer has discontinued that particular glove.Rawlings has probably discontinued that specific glove model.
Zimmerman uses a 12 inch rawlings. It is his very own model. Here is a link to the glove if you would like to see it. http://www.eastbay.com/product/model:167285/sku:14912001/rawlings-pro-preferred-pro200-6k-fielders-glove-mens/tan/brown/?cm=GLOBAL%20SEARCH%3A%20KEYWORD%20SEARCH
After years of alcohol abuse Mickey Mantle was diagnosed with liver cancer in 1994. In June of 1995 Mickey received a liver transplant. At a press conference Mickey noted that many fans had looked to him as a role model; "This is a role model: Don't be like me". Before he died in August 1995 at the age of 63 of liver cancer He established the Mickey Mantle Foundation to raise awareness for organ donations. He was very proud of this.
Rawlings HH model or Harvey Haddix. The glove now resides in the Baseball HOF.
Rawlings 12 3/4" Pro Pattern Fastback Trap-Eze Web Outfield Model Game Day glove
Mickey Mantle Store Model Bat MM KnobNo. If your bat has the initials MM followed by a number this would indicate the size of the bat. This is placed there on store model bats, to help the buyer identify the size of the bat.Examples of this would be number like; 4, 04, 34, and in this case MM4 (for example). These markings will indicate a 34 inch bat. When letters proceed the number like MM4 it is indicating the player model initials followed by the size, MM4 Mickey Mantle 34 inch.Mickey Mantle was known to use Models M110, K55, and P72. Louisville slugger began using model numbers on the knob in 1943 then moving the model number to the barrel in 1977. For example a K55 Mickey Mantle pro model would have K55 on the knob as opposed to the store model bat with K55 appearing on the barrel.
Mantle used Rawlings gloves. (and maybe a Spalding baseman's mitt but that was made by Rawlings anyway.) That's common knowledge. He used different model numbers but basically the same glove in the 60's. A few were sold at auction (the 60's types XPG gloves) and the 50's is in the hall of fame now. There's a gentleman in Pittsburgh who has Mantle's gloves. Why do you want to know?If you're looking to buy then I suggest you save up about 1/4 million bucks because that's what the 60's ones sell for. The 50's one in the HOF would probably be much more than that.AnswerHe generally wore the spalding xpg pro. However, I have an 8x11 picture of him and Roger Maris together in the home dugout. He is wearing a Spalding. Has his name hand printed down the thumb. Answermickey mantle used a rawlings mit. he started with the HH model "Harvey Haddix" before mantle himself had a contract with rawlings to make his own model. his first personal model was a MM 50's model it was the same as the HH model he had been using now with his name on the glove. then he went to a MMP model and it is basicly the same as the MM only the thumb on the glove is longer its now even with the rest of the fingers instead of being a little shorter. now comes the XPG6 he used in the 60's two models here also. the first and second are about the same. heres the diff. the early had his block signaure old style and the thumb of the glove has a two strip leather adjustment top outside. also the top of the fingers are crossed laced along he top of the fingers. the lattter glove has his more known signature looping M's no thumb adj. and now the top of the lacing on the fingers is X lace meaning it was a new and stronger lacing tech. that madethe fingers hold together better after that when he went to first base it is said he used a spaulding but most top of the line spauldings were made by rawlings. that's why most of the 60's rawlings spuladings glove are very similar. I've never seen a picture of him wearing a spaulding though. so after he went to first it a gray area for me. store model mantle gloves just like the ones he used are out there look on eBay the MM model's sell for 600 plus in really good condition the MMP about 400 plus and the XPG6 250 to some even out pacing the MMP around 350 for really nice models
You might have a Mickey Mantle Professional model bat made for the Lewis Clark State university team. To be more accurate on the value you would have to supply the bat model, size, and year the bat was issued. Mickey Mantle was known to use Models M110, K55, and P72. Louisville slugger began using model numbers on the knob in 1943 then moving the model number to the barrel in 1977. For example a K55 Mickey Mantle pro model would have K55 on the knob as opposed to the store model bat with K55 appearing on the barrel. The "125" refers to the grade of wood used to make the bat. "125" is the highest grade and is reserved for all pro level bats. The "125" bats are also used for the highest quality store model bats. A Mickey Mantle Pro Model K55 bat made for Lewis Clark State, in used but not abused condition could sell in the $125. -$200. price range.
The men in Mickey's family lived short lives. Mickey's Father died at the age of 39, and Mantle thought his fate would be as such. Later in his life Mickey was quoted as saying that if he knew he would live this long he would have taken better care of himself. After years of alcohol abuse Mickey Mantle was diagnosed with liver cancer in 1994. In June of 1995 Mickey received a liver transplant. At a press conference Mickey noted that many fans had looked to him as a role model; "This is a role model: Don't be like me". Mickey Mantle died on August 13, 1995 at the age of 63 of liver cancer.
Yes he did. The immortal Mickey Mantle was a mortal man. You could only imagine what type of career he would have had if he didn't drink and took better care of himself. The men in Mickey's family lived short lives. Mickey's Father died at the age of 39, and Mantle thought his faith would be as such. Later in his life Mickey was quoted as saying that if he knew he would live this long he would have taken better care of himself. After years of alcohol abuse Mickey Mantle was diagnosed with liver cancer in 1994. In June of 1995 Mickey received a liver transplant. At a press conference Mickey noted that many fans had looked to him as a role model; "This is a role model: Don't be like me". Before he died in August 1995 at the age of 63 of liver cancer He established the Mickey Mantle Foundation to raise awareness for organ donations. He was very proud of this. See Related Links below for more info on Mickey Mantle.
Some of the baseball bats Mickey Mantle used included Louisville Slugger Models M110, K55, and P72. Hillerich & Bradsby began making K55 bats in the 1950's.The earlier H&B professional K55 Bats had K55 written on the knob. Louisville Slugger started putting model numbers on the end of the knob in 1943. If you have a Mickey Mantle Bat with K55 on the barrel you have a store model bat.
As with everything in collecting Condition is everything. The 225LL Mickey Mantle Little league store model bat could sell from anywhere between $20.00 -$75.00 depending on Year Issued, and condition. I will include links to help you in dating your bat, and a page with other Mickey Mantle Little league Bats. I will also up date that page soon and include the 225LL. You would not believe how many different Mickey Mantle endorsed bats are out there.