Lot # 131: 1962 Mickey Mantle/Roger Maris Stellar Table Radio

Starting Bid: $75.00

Bids: 8 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Summer, 2023 Premier Auction",
which ran from 8/2/2023 12:00 PM to
8/19/2023 9:00 PM

The 1962 MLB season followed the headline-grabbing home run record chase of ‘61 between New York Yankees teammates Roger Maris (61 homers) and Mickey Mantle (54). To capitalize on the momentum and popularity of the two sluggers, the Stellar Company released a baseball-themed radio that boasted facsimile signatures on its front from the pair of home run bashers. The radio in its original state, which measures 7” wide by 4.5” high by 4”deep, featured a Yankee batter (it was complete with the iconic “NY” logo on the left breast of his jersey but has since been lost to time), along with a bat and baseball that can be used for tuning purposes on the radio’s dial. The on/off switch was a green diamond with white markings on the four edges but that too has been lost to time. On the bottom of the facade are the facsimile signatures of the two teammates: Maris left and Mantle right. Though the radio no longer works, it remains a cool piece of nostalgia for any mid-century Yankee fans.

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