1955 Yankees & 1956 Giants Team-Signed Baseballs 
Lot Number 311
 
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Marked by a slew of Hall of Famer and early Mantle and Mays signatures, the presented lot contains a pair of New York team-signed baseballs. Chronologically, the first is a 1955 Yankees Spalding baseball signed by (28) in blue or, less prominently, black ballpoint with signatures averaging (7) on a ball that rates an (8). Secondly is a shellacked 1956 New York Giants Giles ONL baseball signed by (27). Excluding manager Rigney (black), the signatures are blue ballpoint and average (8). Signatures include 1955 Yankees: Sweet Spot: Collins (d.1989), Lopat (d.1992); East Panel: Berra (black), Mantle (d.1995); West: Bauer (d.2007), E. Howard (d.1980); North: Konstanty (d.1976), Rizzuto (d.2007), Leja (d.1991); South: Skowron (black), McDougald and Ford; 1956 Giants: Sweet Spot: Rigney (d.2001), Gomez (d.2004); East: Mays; West: Wilhelm (d.2001), Sarni (d.1983), Hubbell (d.1988); North: Wilson (d.1974); South: Schoendienst, Thompson (d.1969) and Westrum (d.2002). COA from James Spence Authentications. For a more detailed list of the signatories on this ball please visit our website.

1955 Yankees Sweet Spot: Collins (d.1989), Lopat (d.1992, black ink); East Panel: Byrne, Carey, Berra (black), Cerv, Mantle (d.1995); West: Coleman, Bauer (d.2007), E. Howard (d.1980), Noren (black), Grim (d.1996); North: Konstanty (d.1976), Turley, Kucks (black), Hunter, Rizzuto (d.2007, black), Robinson, Leja (d.1991); South: Wiesler, Skowron (black), Sturdivant, Morgan (d.1987), Carroll, Silvera, McDougald and Ford.

1956 Giants Sweet Spot: Rigney (d.2001), Gomez (d.2004); East: McCall, Rhodes, White, Antonelli, Mays, Mueller; West: Wilhelm (d.2001), Brandt, Grissom (d.2005), Sarni (d.1983), Hubbell (d.1988); North: Spencer, Littlefield (d.1997), Castleman, Worthington, Wilson (d.1974), Ridzik, Bressoud; South: Hearn (d.1998), Schoendienst, Constable (d.2002), Margoneri, Thompson (d.1969) and Westrum (d.2002). 
 
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