I believe Mantle signed photos are typically selling for around $300 more or less.
B and W........150 to 200
Thanks James and terrier. Very helpful info.
I agree, $150-$200, closer to $200 if the signature is nice and the photo is a desirable pose.
There are a zillion color signed Mantle photos on the market. I don’t see why anyone would buy a black and white unless there was a substantial discount. I’m thinking $125 max.
Thanks Steve and Steve. He wanted 225 for it. I’ll continue to look around and find something I like that’s more reasonable.
The last Mantle signed photo (B&W) I looked at on eBay sold for $356, and was encapsulated by PSA. So that was on my mind when I said $300 or so. I went back and looked at it again and noticed a few things about it. It was personalized to an individual, it also included “Best Wishes”, and it was an earlier Mantle signature.
Looking at other Mantle signed photos sold on eBay, I noticed prices all over the place. One color photo 8x10 signed simply “Mickey Mantle” sold for $429. One sold for $349. Other photos sold for $300, $300, $250, $175, $150, and so on. An 11x14 with No.7 added sold for $629. So to me $225 seems pretty reasonable.
The truly vintage early playing day signatures will sell for significantly more than the 80s and 90s private signing type signatures. Also, any additional inscription will significantly add to the price.
Perhaps my 125 is a bit low, but this is the same exact pose we see available in mass quantities in color. I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around why anyone would choose for black and white with the color option is readily available. Does not seem like a wise collecting decision.
I agree with Steve Z, and will add that while authentic, there are much better examples of his signature than this.
Thanks for all the advice. I’m going to continue to look for something else.