The 1960 contract that baseball star Mickey Mantle signed with the New York Yankees is being offered at auction in a bid to raise funds for the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund.
The contract will start with a minimum bid of $25,000 on May 1, but could bring more than $1m to the sale. It has been donated by Mantle's youngest son, Danny, who said his father spent his summers at New Jersey's Fort Lee.
Mantle joined the Yankees in 1951 and by 1960 was playing in the MLB All-Star Game. The following year he would become the highest-paid player in baseball after signing a $75,000 contract.
On May 2-4, Heritage Auctions will sell the final jersey ever issued to Babe Ruth at the Yankees with an estimate of $300,000+.