take a look at this interesting baseball. the cert almost makes it worth looking at the listing:
Further, the seller indicates the ball has been kept in a "smoke free house since its purchase in the early 90's".
Budig became AL president in 1994, and the balls were not generally used until the 95 season. Mantle died in August of 1995, and I doubt he was doing much traveling or shows in the last year of his life.
If this ball were authentic it would be valued at much higher than the buy it now price.
I did not mean to "like" my own discussion. I hit it twice by accident, once I was trying to unlike it!