05-30-2013, 08:31 AM
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I just found this picture of Mickey Mantle getting lathered up for a shave some time back in the 50's. I'm sure some of you guys will appreciate seeing this! Looks like a Super Speed sitting on the shelf in front of the mirror!

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 05-30-2013, 08:45 AM
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Might be the iPhone, but photo didn't show up.

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 05-30-2013, 08:46 AM
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Back in the days of "farmer tans."

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 05-30-2013, 08:46 AM
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Very cool picture! He actually has two razors in front of him, looks like RAD hit the Mick too.

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 05-30-2013, 09:56 AM
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Is he a red-neck? Biggrin

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 05-30-2013, 12:37 PM
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Is he a Red Neck? Well ... Yes he is.

Born in Oklahoma and later became a Yank (A New York Yankee).

So what he is sporting is a Yankee Tan.

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 05-30-2013, 12:50 PM
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That is a great pic!

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 05-30-2013, 01:14 PM
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  • Johnny
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Looks like two super speeds, every ready brush, and probably some Williams soap. What a great ballplayer he was.

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 05-30-2013, 08:25 PM
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Great picture, thanks for sharing.

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 05-30-2013, 08:45 PM
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  • Hanzo
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Super nice pic. The mick looks into the shave, focused.Smile

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 06-07-2013, 10:41 AM
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Very nice photo. I wished I could've watched him play. Thanks for sharing.

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 06-07-2013, 01:16 PM
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Better known as "The Mick" he was one of my baseball hero's growing up. Saw him play at Yankee Stadium many times as it was just a subway ride away. By today's standards as far as size is concerned Mantle is considered a small guy as he was not even 6' tall but what power. This picture of him shaving is very rare and thanks for sharing.

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 06-08-2013, 08:23 AM
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Mantle was truly a legend. To bad we can't identify the brush he is using. It looks kinda like a modern day classic. It's also nice to know that some of my past heroes and I have shared the same shaving experience.

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 06-08-2013, 09:19 AM
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I met Mick when he was pretty down and out in the 70's and was touring department and furniture stores around the country promoting a line of recliners. I felt bad for him, but was thrilled to meet, get an autograph and shake the hand of my boyhood hero.

I was 10 years old and sitting in the left field bleacher section of the old Cleveland Municipal Stadium when Mick hit a home run on a line directly toward my seat. That old stadium was something else. Bleacher admission was 50 cents in those days. The urinals were actually long troughs that ran along 3 sides of the men's rooms; really disgusting!

For any hardcore Mickey Mantle fans out there, I recommend the book: The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood. It's a heartbreaking account of the life of the man who should have been the greatest baseball player of all time.

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 06-08-2013, 04:47 PM
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Thanks for the book recommendation, Bob. Sounds like it would be right up my alley. I'm too young to have seen Mick play, but I wish I had.

Thanks for the pic, strohman.

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