is a 1960s Mickey Mantle Yankee Stadium give away
This photo was a Stock photo given
away at Yankee Stadium during the 1960s. The Photo was
given out on both Mickey Mantle days, in 1965, and on
his retirement day, June 8th 1969. They were also given
out during rain delays, and even on a day Like Bat day,
or Cap day. If they ran out of Items they gave this
photo out so the fan would not walk away empty handed.
There was a game in 1963 when Kids were allowed to go
onto the field two hours before the game, via the
outfield bull pen, and were handed this photo of Mickey
Mantle. The Yankees kept the photo in stock and gave
them out whenever they wanted to promote good relations with their fans.
The baseball Bat that Mantle is holding was made in 1963
or earlier. Under the Louisville Slugger Label it reads REG US PAT OFF.
made between 1964 through 1979 did not have this. See