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Lot # 449 (of 1525)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1932 New York Yankees World Champions Team-Signed Baseball

Starting Bid - $1,500.00, Sold For - $4,350.00

Reach Official American League (Harridge) baseball is signed by twenty members of the 1932 New York Yankees: Babe Ruth (sweet spot, "6"), Lou Gehrig ("6"), Bill Dickey, Frank Crosetti, Ben Chapman, Joe Sewell, Lyn Lary, Sam Byrd, Art Jorgens, Doc Farrell, Myril Hoag, Herb Pennock, Danny MacFayden, Jumbo Brown, Ed Wells, Art Fletcher, and four others that we could not identify. All signatures are legible, ranging in grade from "5" to "6+." After dominating the American League throughout much of the 1920s, New York watched as the Philadelphia Athletics won three consecutive pennants beginning in 1929. In 1932, the Yankees reclaimed their glory, winning the pennant with 107 victories, 13 more than Philadelphia. In addition to Ruth and Gehrig, two other holdovers from the 1927 crew contributed to the cause. Center fielder Earle Combs hit .321 and scored 143 runs while second baseman Tony Lazzeri batted .300 and drove in 113. Lefty Gomez and Red Ruffing anchored the pitching staff. Gomez finished the season at 24-7 while Ruffing contributed an 18-7 mark. New York swept the Chicago Cubs in four games in the 1932 World Series, which is best remembered for Babe Ruth's famous "called shot" home run. The ball has bold and very distinct manufacturer's stampings and brightly colored stitching, which make it particularly ideal for display. The ball has slight toning and minor soiling, and is otherwise in Excellent condition. Both the Ruth and Gehrig signatures display extremely well. LOAs from Mike Gutierrez/GAI and James Spence & Steve Grad/PSA DNA. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000/$5,000. SOLD FOR $4,350.00

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