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View Poll Results: During Mickey Mantle's Playing Career (in whole or in part), I...
Was not yet born 83 50.92%
Was alive, but (due to being too young or other factors) have no memories of him playing 49 30.06%
Was alive and fully remember him playing 31 19.02%
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Old 05-17-2018, 03:40 PM
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I was born in 1955. I saw Mantle play 4 times at Tiger Stadium 1964-1966.
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Born in '48, northern NJ. Saw him play a fair number of times. That said, grew up a Yankee hater. There was only one centerfielder in NY to me, Willie Mays. Then there was the day the music died, so to speak, and the NL teams headed for the coast. In retrospect I've no problem giving him his due. Maybe I've mellowed as I've aged.
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My first memories of him come from watching the '57 Series with my Mom and grandfather. My Dad took me to Yankee Stadium almost weekly beginning in 1960 so I saw him play often.

And I can say with first-hand knowledge that there was an obsession with Mantle cards back then. I recall discussions in my North Jersey schoolyard about how Topps wasn't distributing Mantle cards in our neighborhood stores to encourage more pack buying.
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I was nine years old the last year he played, but since he didn't play against the Cardinals, I don't remember seeing him in a game. I'm sure he was on TV and I just don't have any memory of watching him and the Yankees play. They were probably on some Saturday "Game Of The Week" or something but those memories are hazy.
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Mantle's OBP and OPS were higher than Mays. Same SLG. Only a 4 point difference in BA.
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Im not old enough but my Dad was, that's good enough for me. My first Mantle was a Topps 64 i bought from the Durham fair for $23 I think sometime in the early 80s and my Mom thought I was nuts

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Im not old enough but my Dad was, that's good enough for me. My first Mantle was a Topps 64 i bought from the Durham fair for $23 I think sometime in the early 80s and my Mom thought I was nuts

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The Regional Municipality of Durham, Durham, or some other Durham I am not aware of?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Region...lity_of_Durham
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The Regional Municipality of Durham, Durham, or some other Durham I am not aware of?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Region...lity_of_Durham
Further south...Connecticut!

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Further south...Connecticut!

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I did not see Mantle play. I’ve told this story before but I grew up with my grandparents. They were born in the twenty’s. My grandmother live Babe Ruth and the Yankees. She also liked Joe DiMaggio mainly because she thought he was dreamy lol. My grandfather liked The Brooklyn Dodgers and hated baseball after they moved. He loved Duke snider and Roy Campanella. He went to a lot of different games. He said that Mays was the best he ever seen and that snider and Mantle were also great. But there was something different about the way Mays played. My Grandmother said Mays was great but she preferred Babe Ruth.

I’m a Yankees fan.
My only want for Mantle cards was only grown from Beckett price guide.I would dream about owning the 52 ! The Griffey and Mantle upperdeck auto! Etc. I would just look at the highest price cards and want them. So most of the time it was a Mantle card. I have a few nice Mays card because of my grandfather talking about him as the greatest And my own research. But if you asked me when I was 10. I would have asked for the mantles !!!
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