"I love that piece as is....the more mickey mantle wrote, the more it would mean to me.....what is interesting also to me is that in the early 70s that a company would bring in a superstar (thats probably not unusual) but he signs cards that already…"
"Thanks for the comments, Christopher. I sell a lot of autographs from my personalized collection, mostly commons and get above average prices from guys named Jason who buy my products. I'm sure a "Robbie" would absolutely love this…"
"I do a lot of matting and would not even consider hiding the inscription in this case. The overall appearance of the piece warrants it to be kept and display as it is. Definitely an outstanding example and should draw interest."
"You can also try posting it on ebay with a high BIN and the title reading it is personalized To Robbie. Mantle autographs will always do well but there might be a Robbie willing to pay a more premium price for an item personalized."
"In all likelihood, what someone’s going to do is crop out the “to Robbie” and mat it with a photo display so the “best wishes, Mickey mantle” is displaying. The issue is, there’s some background text that…"