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New York Yankees Autograph Collection - 23 Single-Signed Balls and Multi-Signed Bat with Mantle
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,280
Collection of twenty-three single-signed balls and a multisigned bat, the signers of which are all former members of the New York Yankees who played between the years 1950 and 1990. It should be noted that all of the signatures in this collection were obtained by our consignor (a longtime hobby veteran) in person at various signing shows and hobby conventions during the 1980s. Single-Signed Balls (23). Unless otherwise noted, all of the balls are official American League (Brown) balls and have been signed in blue ink (grading "9" or "10") across the sweet spot. The majority of the balls display varying degrees of light age toning; otherwise all are in Mint condition. The collection is comprised of the following: Yogi Berra, Tommy Byrne, Joe Collins, Bill Dickey, Whitey Ford, Tommy Henrich (ball is heavily toned), Reggie Jackson, Tommy John, Charlie Keller, Don Larsen, Bob Lemon, Mickey Mantle, Johnny Mize (ONL Giamatti ball), Bobby Murcer, Vic Raschi, Allie Reynolds, Bobby Richardson (ONL Giamatti ball), Phil Rizzuto, Joe Sewell, Moose Skowron, Enos Slaughter (ONL Giamatti ball), Stottlemyre, and Jim Turner. Also included is a ball signed by Whitey Ford (sweet spot) and Lefty Gomez (black ink; side panel). Multisigned Bat (38 signatures). All of the signatures have been executed in blue Sharpie (grading "9" or "10") on a 34-inch Cooperstown Bat Company "Yankee Stadium" commemorative bat. The thirty-eight signatures are those of Hank Bauer, Yogi Berra, Johnny Blanchard, Clete Boyer, Tommy Byrne, Chris Chambliss, Joe Collins, Bill Dickey, Al Downing, Whitey Ford, Lefty Gomez, Tommy Henrich, Catfish Hunter, Cliff Johnson, Charlie Keller, Johnny Kucks, Bob Lemon, Ed Lopat, Mickey Mantle, Gil McDougald, Johnny Mize, Bobby Murcer, Phil Niekro, Joe Pepitone, Gaylord Perry, Vic Raschi, Hal Reniff, Allie Reynolds, Bobby Richardson, Phil Rizzuto, Norm Siebern, Moose Skowron, Enos Slaughter, Ralph Terry, Tommy Tresh, Bob Turley, Dave Winfield, and Gene Woodling. Near Mint to Mint condition. Total: 25 signed items (23 New York Yankees single-signed balls [plus Ford/Gomez signed ball] and 1 multisigned bat). LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,500+. SOLD FOR $2,280
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