As the club endured its first of a team-record four successive losing seasons, the 1989 New York Yankees ended its first-ever decade without a World Series title. Musical managers, of course, was the theme, as six separate skippers took the helm between 1998 and 1992. But through the lean times, the Bronx faithful had tradition to cling to, and franchise icon Mickey Mantle remained more revered in these trying times than anyone on the active roster. The offered New York Yankees road jersey was worn by the switch-hitting great for an “Old Timers” road event during the 1989 season. Graded A 10 by MEARS, this gray knit button-down garment features “NEW YORK” arched across the chest in blue-on-white double twill and Mantle’s sacred number “7” sewn to the back in like fashion. Blue-and-white striped stretch knit lines the sleeve endings, and the cotton-lined collar is home to a strip tag with embroidered notations of “Mantle 89 2.” On the tapered left front tail a “Wilson” label is accompanied by a size “46” flap tag and an additional tag denoting “BP.” All original and unaltered, the jersey comes with a MEARS full photo LOA signed by Dave Bushing and Troy Kinunen.
The jersey’s style matches Getty Images #51802122 (front) and #51192782 (back)