Spring 2017 Major League Baseball "Set Registry Masters" Premium Auction
Of Mickey Mantle's business ventures, one of the most successful was his investment in a Holiday Inn motel in Joplin, Missouri. The travel lodge, christened Mickey Mantle's Holiday Inn, was a tourist destination in its own right, complete with modern amenities such as air conditioning, in-ground swimming pool, and a baseball-themed sports lounge and bar containing a trophy case of Mantle memorabilia. Motel management, however, soon learned an important lesson: "If it isn’t nailed down, it will probably be stolen." To feed the public's appetite for souvenirs, an extensive gift shop was opened on premises. Hawking everything from postcards to matchbooks to pocket knives bearing Mantle's Holiday Inn logo, the shop was a success. The offered coaster was one such item likely acquired from the gift shop. (Although it may instead have been pilfered—who knows?) One of only four examples ever to make their way to PSA, it is a wonderful piece of 1960s Americana. Very presentable and graded VG-EX 4, this coaster is a unique relic from the most famous motel of its day!
Rare Circa 1960 Holiday Inn Mickey Mantle Coaster Mileage Chart PSA 4 VG-EX Only 4 Ever Graded
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