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(19) Signed New York Yankees-Related Baseballs

Lot Number 301

Quantity: Bid Starts: 01/18/2009 16:00:00 
Bid Open: 250.00  Bid Ends: 02/04/2009 23:30:00 
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The offered (19) baseballs all bear signatures of New York Yankees figures. Principals of the sporting world's all-time winningest franchise have signed these OAL (with one exception) spheres that range from near white to medium toned (average grade “5-6”). The autographs average (“7-8”) quality. Highlights include: Single-Signed Balls: Ford, Guidry, (3) Henderson and (3) Mattingly; and Multi-Signed Balls: 1) Mantle (sweet spot, “8-9”) and Ford (“8”); 2) E. Howard, Jackson (sweet spot) and Winfield (signatures “5-6”). Accompanying is an auction LOA from James Spence Authentications. For a complete list of baseballs, please visit our website.

(8) Single-Signed Balls: Ford, Guidry, (3) Henderson and (3) Mattingly.

(11) Multi-Signed Balls including 1) OAL MacPhail ball (with shellac on the signatures) with Rivers (sweet spot), Heath, Martin (manager, d.1989) and White; 2) OAL Brown 1987 ball with Kittle, Henderson, Ward and Wilhelm (d.2002); 3) OAL Brown ball (grade “9”) signed by (14) 1970s stars, including Blair, McGraw (sweet spot, d.2004), Killebrew, Oliver, Petrocelli, Sims and Valentine; 4) OAL Brown ball with Mantle (sweet spot, “9,” d.1995) and Ford; 5) OAL Brown ball with (7) signatures including John, Leiter, Rizzuto (d.2007) and Ward; 6 medium-toned ball with Jackson (sweet spot, “5”), Winfield (“6”) and E. Howard; 7) OAL Harridge ball with (15) signatures of the 1949 Chicago White Sox and Washington Senators, including Baker (d.2004), Coan, Gumpert, Hancock (d.1986), Klieman (d.1979), Kress, Lewis, Miller (coach, d.1966), Ostrowski (d.1992), Pierce, Wheeler (d.2003), Wight (d.2007), Zernial and (2) others; 8) OAL Harridge ball signed by (20) members of the 1949 Cleveland Indians including Avila (d.2004), Boone (d.2004), Doby (d.2003), Feller, Gordon (d.1978), Lemon (“5-6,” d.2000) and Vernon; 9) OAL MacPhail ball signed by (18) members of the 1982 New York Yankees, including Guidry (“6”), Mumphrey, Rizzuto (announcer, d.2007) and Wynegar; 10) unofficial ball signed by (3) members of the 1949 St. Louis Browns, including Dillinger, Kohos (d.1986) and Priddy (d.1980); and 11) an OAL ball signed by (19) members of the 1983 New York Mets, including Backman, Bamberger (manager), Brooks, Foster, Holman, Howard (coach), Leach, Lynch, Strawberry, M. Torrez and M. Wilson. 
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