Baseball Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle’s childhood home has been put on the market—but wait until you hear for how much. It’s truly a massive amount of money that sellers are seeking at this time. But there’s a catch. You can own a share of it for $7.
This deal comes from investment platform Rally, which will make 47,000 shares available on October 27th. Rob Petrozzo, Rally’s co-founder and Chief Product Officer, told CBS Sports that it was only fair that everyone gets a chance to own a piece of history.
“To us, this is one of the pieces that really trace back to the history of Mickey Mantle, the genesis of his career,” Petrozzo said. “Really the genesis of modern baseball, because he was one of the first superstars that was kind of larger than life. This is kind of where it all started.”
Mantle’s home is at 319 South Quincy Street off Route 66 in Commerce, Oklahoma. Now, the total offering for the home is $329,000. It’s the history of the property that actually proves to be priceless.
Mickey Mantle Put Up Impressive Numbers For New York Yankees
In his playing days, Mickey Mantle proved to be one of the greatest outfielders to ever play baseball. His numbers for the New York Yankees were impressive. It’s part of the Mantle lore for before he was born, his father wanted his son to become a professional baseball player.
The home itself has remained pretty much untouched over the last 20-25 years. Mickey Mantle died in 1995, but his wishes around the keeping of the home have been maintained.
“When you go inside the home, it hasn’t really been lived in around 20, 25 years,” Petrozzo said. “So much of the furniture, the entire kitchen, the doors, a lot of the windows, the barn, it’s been untouched since the equivalent of about 80 years when Mantle lived there. I think that’s the biggest thing you notice when you walk inside. It really is a time capsule, but it’s one that has withstood the test of time.”
Mantle, a 20-time All-Star, played his entire major-league career with the Yankees. Sadly, injuries would take a toll on his body. Additionally, Mantle was known to enjoy his time away from baseball. Socializing did prove to be part of his downfall. Late in his life, he would receive a kidney transplant in the hopes that it would keep him alive longer.
Baseball fans will remember the 1961 season when both Mantle and Roger Maris were hitting a lot of home runs. It would be Maris who would break Babe Ruth’s single-season record for homers. Mantle stayed close, though, in the race.
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