This sports wall art piece is called “The Rookie” and features in-motion photographs of Mickey Mantle’s first at-bat as a member of the New York Yankees on April 17, 1951.
Mickey Mantle “The Rookie” is done in a “Modern-Vintage” style. It is definitely an iconic moment in American baseball sports history that would make a nice addition to a sports memorabilia collection.
Mickey Mantle first wore number 6 in his rookie year. He later switched to number 7 and went on have a remarkable career with the New York Yankees. Many believe Mickey Mantle is the greatest switch-hitter in baseball history. His number 7 is retired by the New York Yankees and he is a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.