Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Mickey Mantle Story

One of the interesting sets represented in the trade from Smed was something called the "Mickey Mantle Story." Here are two interesting photo choices from this set.

Here is The Mick reading a western novel in bed - "Six-Guns Wild." The back caption says - "When you see me coming, get out of my way." Presumably this was a publicity shot as he recovered from one of his numerous injuries.

Here's a picture of him at a pool hall, back when those places were considered quite unseemly because of their association with gambling. Mantle was actually suspended from baseball for a couple of years in the 1980s for working as a casino greeter.

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