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Lot # 904 (of 1807)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1931 New York Yankees Team-Signed Ball with Ruth and Gehrig

Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $2,370.00

Official American League (Barnard) ball signed in black ink by approximately twenty-one members of the 1931 New York Yankees. Many of the signatures have faded beyond recognition and/or are obscured by abrasions to the surface. Signatures include Babe Ruth ("2," on ball label), Lou Gehrig ("2/3"), Bill Dickey, Earl Combs, Roy Sherid, Ben Chapman, Dixie Walker, Lyn Lary, Hank Johnson, and Sam Byrd. The signature of Joe Cronin also appears on the ball. Signatures range in grade from "1" to "6," averaging "2/3." The ball is moderately toned, with a number of abrasions, and has been coated with a light layer of protective shellac. In Fair to Good condition. While its flaws are obvious, a ball such as this offers an extremely desirable opportunity to acquire a classic early 1930s Yankees team-signed ball, featuring authentic signatures of both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, at a significant discount compared to what a high-grade example would sell for. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$800. SOLD FOR $2,370.00

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