1951 New York Yankees World Champion Team-Signed Baseball with (31) Signatures 
Lot Number 321
 
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The Bronx Bombers of New York outscored their opposition by nearly two hundred runs en route to securing their fourteenth world title. Presented is a 1951 New York Yankees team-signed baseball packed with (31) prominent signatures, including exemplars from DiMaggio’s final season and Mantle’s rookie campaign. This OAL Harridge sphere (“7”) is penned across the panels in blue ink, with the majority of autographs grading a (“7”). Highlights include Sweet Spot: J. DiMaggio; West Panel: Berra, Stengel, Mantle (rookie year signature, first name as “Mick”), Raschi; East Panel: Mize, Dickey, Rizzuto, Lopat; North Panel: Sain, Crosetti; South Panel: Martin, Henrich and Reynolds. This lightly toned ball features little obtrusive wear and comes with an auction LOA from James Spence Authentications. For a complete list of signatures, individual signature grades and death dates, please visit our website.

Sweet Spot: J. DiMaggio (d.1999, “8”); West Panel: Berra (“7”), Ostrowski (d.2003, “7”), Stengel (d.1975, “7”), Shea (d.2002, “8”), Hogue (d.1987, “7”), McDougald (“7”), Mantle (d.1995, “7”, rookie year signature, first name “Mick”), Raschi (d.1988, “8”); East Panel: Mize (d.1993, “8”), Turner (d.1998, “7”), Dickey (d.1993, “7”), Shallock, Rizzuto (d.2007, “6”), Lopat (d.1992, “7”); North Panel: Sain (d.2006, “8”), Crosetti (d.2002, “7”), Overmire (d.1977, “8”), Morgan (d.1987, “7”), Bauer (d.2006, “5”), Houk (“7”), Brown (“6”), J. Collins (d.1989, “7”); South Panel: Martin (d.1989, “6”), Woodling (d.2001, “7”), Coleman (“6”), Henrich (“6”), Silvera (“6”), Reynolds (d.1994, “7”), Hopp (d.2003, “7”) and one unidentified 
 
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