'The Mick': Sports legend, tire brand

Linsalata, Vera
November 2007
Rubber & Plastics News;11/26/2007, Vol. 37 Issue 9, p17
Trade Publication
The article presents information related to baseball player Mickey Mantle, and his association with the tire industry. In the 1960s, Burggraf Tire was the only U.S. distributor of Mickey Mantle Home Run 565 brand passenger tires. Now, Joe Karnes, president of Burggraf Tire, hopes to frame and sell for a limited time some of the memorabilia linked to that era: 995 sets of stock certificates issued by the former Mickey Mantle Tire Co. Inc.


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