Mickey Mantle’s deathbed letter from speech to hit auction block

Want to own a piece of MLB and American history? You’ll most likely need incredibly deep pockets, but if you have them, Mickey Mantle’s famous deathbed letter from his final speech could be yours.

According to a report from TMZ, Mantle’s farewell address is being auctioned off by Grey Flannel Auctions at the end of April, with bidding starting at $10,000.

The speech is legendary … televised from the Baylor University Medical Center on July 12, 1995 … when a dying Mantle begged his fans, “Please don’t do drugs and alcohol. God only gave us one body.”

Now, we’re told Grey Flannel Auctions will be opening up bidding on the handwritten notes for the speech that Mick had earlier scribbled on the back of a PGA tour score card in his hospital room.

Mick died just 4 weeks after the speech after suffering from liver cancer, cirrhosis and hepatitis.

Following is a photo of the speech that could be hanging on your wall in a short couple of months:

mickey mantle deathbed letter