Upper Deck Mickey Mantle Signed Portrait by “Time” and “SI” Photographer Neil Leifer.
Lot 5. Upper Deck Mickey Mantle Signed Portrait by “Time” and “SI” Photographer Neil Leifer. Mantle’s sharpie signature below the 16” x 20” color portrait is gem mint 10. It comes with Upper Deck Certificate of Authenticity AAF20369 and has been authenticated by Kevin Keating as well. Leifer also signed below the photo. Among sports photographers, it’s difficult to identify anyone more highly regarded than Leifer. More than 200 “Sports Illustrated,” “Time” and “People” covers have displayed his artistry. He is perhaps known best for this photo of Muhammad Ali standing over Sonny Liston after their second title fight. His works are increasingly finding their way into high-end collections. The photo is double-matted and framed to 20.5” x 26.5”, and mint. Winning Bid $533.