$55,000 Mickey Mantle memorabilia vanish during transit to Texas

Mickey Mantle 1957 AL Player of the Year memorabilia
Michael Bennington
Wednesday July 19, 2023

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The New Orleans Police Department reported that sports memorabilia worth a total of $55,000, including a prize presented to Mickey Mantle in 1957, were stolen during its transportation from New Orleans to a Texas auction house.

On July 11, a shipment containing Mantle’s “Player of the Year” award, along with two authentication letters, a photo book, and a card signed by Mickey Mantle, Babe Ruth, Roger Maris, and Lou Gehrig, left a shipping company located in the 700 block of St. Charles Avenue. Unfortunately, upon reaching its intended destination, an auction house in Dallas, Texas, the package was found to be missing Mickey Mantle’s award and several other items, as reported by the police.

Authorities are seeking assistance from the public in identifying the suspects involved in the theft and locating the stolen items associated with the Yankees legend.

Mickey Mantle last played in pinstripes on September 28, 1968.
Oklahoma Historical Society

The exact time and location of the Mickey Mantle memorabilia theft during its journey remain uncertain.

Authorities urge individuals with any information to reach out to the detectives at 504-658-6080 or contact Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-7867.

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