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The jersey Mickey Mantle wore for his last game with the New York Yankees is up for auction.
According to Heritage Auctions’ official listing, the No. 7 jersey dates to September 28, 1968, when the Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4-3.
This is the same jersey Mantle wore in the 1968 All-Star Game and for home runs Nos. 534 and 535.
The jersey also comes with wording that reads: “To Tom, A Great Friend Always, ‘The Mick.'”
According to Heritage Auctions, this is the third time the Yankees jersey has been auctioned. It previously sold for $486,000 in 2017 and $850,000 in 2020.
According to TMZ Sports, it could sell for over $1 million this time around.
Mantle only had one at bat in the last game of his career, when he popped out in the top of the first inning and was replaced by Andy Kosco. The three-time American League MVP didn’t officially retire until March 1, 1969.
“I won’t be playing baseball anymore,” Mantle said at the press conference, via BaseballHall.org’s Alex Coffey. “That’s all I know. I can’t play anymore. I can’t hit the ball when I need to. I can’t steal when I need to. I can’t score from the second when I need it.”
Mantle hit the 536th and final homer of his career at Yankee Stadium against the Red Sox eight days before his final MLB game.
The Yankees retired Mantle’s number 7 on June 8, 1969. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974.