For the better part of a century, the metropolitan areas of New York City and Newark, New Jersey have maintained a symbiotic relationship. Separated by just five miles and various bodies of water, the cities share the New York Yankees as a common interest. Presented is a 1956 New York Yankees multi-signed proclamation presented to the city of Newark, New Jersey by the “Bronx Bombers”. This matted (partially torn, but does not effect the piece) 16x22 collector’s item contains the signatures of (37) Yankees players, executives and personnel. The lightly toned display piece is printed on official Yankees letterhead and is affixed to a period cardboard backing. The June 12, 1956 document declares “Yankee Day in Newark” and further touts the organization’s ardor for the “Brick City”, their historic minor league affiliation and the tenth anniversary of radio and television sponsorships. The undersigned portion of the proclamation is penned in blue ink with the majority of signatures grading in the (“8-9”) range. Highlighted endorsers include M. Allen, Barber, Bauer, Berra, Dickey, Ford, E. Howard, Mantle, Martin, Rizzuto, Stengel, Topping ( “6”) and Weiss. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentications. For a complete of signatories and death dates, please visit our website.
M. Allen (d.1996), Barber (d.1992), Bauer (d.2006), Berra, Byrne (d.2007), Carey, Carroll, Cerv, J. Coleman, R. Coleman (d.2004), J. Collins (d.1989), Dickey (d.1993), Ford, Grim (d.1996), E. Howard (d.1980), B. Hunter, Kucks, Larsen, Mantle (d.1995), Martin (d.1989), McDermott (d.2003), McDougald, Morgan (d.1987), Noren, Rizzuto (d.2007), E. Robinson, Silvera, Skowron, Stengel (d.1975), Sturdivant, Topping (d.1974), Turley, Turner (d.1998), Weiss (d.1972) and three unidentified personnel.