A letter supposedly from Mickey Mantle recently surfaced over at Snopes, the myth-busting website. The letter is supposedly intended for the Yankee's head office and covers the Mick's favorite experience at Yankee Stadium. I have reproduced the original letter here in case Snopes can't handle the bandwidth usage.
The 1973 Letter
As shocking as an American baseball legend talking about blowjobs might be, nothing prepared me for the four letters Mantle had sent to the Yankee's head office during the previous four seasons. I was lucky enough to have them emailed to me by a huge Yankee fan and sports memorabilia buff.
The 1969 Letter
The 1970 Letter
The 1971 Letter
The 1972 Letter
You be the judge of whether or not they're real! Personally, I know they're real.
‘Toad coin?’ wondered the traveler as he examined the pebble. It did not look all that different from any other pebble, and certainly nothing like a coin. ‘What manner of coin has no head or tail, and bears no seal or flag? Who backs this toad coin, the toad bank? The toad treasury!?’ The traveler laughed, but the toads croaked sternly back at him.
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