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Lot # 435 (of 1525)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1926 World Series Ticket Signed by Ruth, Gehrig, etc.

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $2,900.00

1926 World Series ticket stub from Game 5, played on October 7 at Sportman's Park, St. Louis, is signed by fourteen members of the American League champion New York Yankees: Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Miller Huggins, Tony Lazzeri, Earle Combs, Herb Pennock, Urban Shocker, Pat Collins, Mark Koenig, Ben Paschal, Bob Meusel, Joe Dugan, Dutch Reuther, and Eddie Bennett (batboy/mascot). It was quite a feat to fit so many signatures on a single ticket, but the players were very cooperative, and obviously did their very best to sign without disturbing the signatures of others. The Yankees won Game 5, pulling ahead in the series three games to two, and were probably in a very good mood on that day. We cannot imagine that there is another 1926 World Series ticket (or another World Series ticket from any year) signed by so many great Yankee stars of the 1920s. In 1926 the New York Yankees had risen to the top of the American League with solid pitching and spectacular hitting. Babe Ruth was joined in the spotlight by two young up-and-coming sluggers named Lou Gehrig and Earle Combs, who hit .348 and .357 respectively during the regular season. In the World Series, the Yankees were heavily favored but the Cardinals managed to beat the mighty Babe Ruth and his defending World Champion Yankees in seven games. This signed ticket is unique and has a very impressive appearance. The signatures are all in ink and are very legible, grading within a relatively narrow range between "5" and "7" overall. The ticket stub has some minor creases and paper loss on the reverse, otherwise in Very Good to Excellent condition. LOAs from Mike Gutierrez/GAI and James Spence & Steve Grad/PSA DNA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $2,900.00

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