1939 New York Yankees Team-Signed Baseball with (27) Signatures 
Lot Number 971
 
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Description

The 1939 edition of the New York Yankees used a hard-hitting lineup and overpowering pitching to secure their eighth World Championship in franchise history. The offered OAL Harridge team-signed baseball contains (27) signatures penned in period black script. The ball, which is free of any significant flaws, projects the autographs extremely well and grades in the (7) range. Signatures include Sweet Spot: Ruffing (d.1986, 6, first name variant); West Panel: Pearson (d.1978, 6), Fletcher (d.1960, 6), Dahlgren (d.1996, 6), Hadley (d.1963, 6), Dickey (d.1993, 6), Gehrig (clubhouse), Sundra (d.1952, 8); East Panel: Hildebrand (d.1977, 7), Gordon (d.1978, 7), Russo (d.2005, 6), unidentified, Keller (d.1990, 7); North Panel: Rolfe (d.1969, 6), Crosetti (d.2002, 6), Chandler (d.1990, 7 first name variant), Murphy (d.1970, 7), Selkirk (d.1987, 6), Gomez (clubhouse); South Panel: Combs (d.1976, 5), J. Schulte (d.1978, 5), Henrich (5), Powell (d.1958, 6), Russo (5, second time on ball), Knickerbocker (d.1963, 5), Jorgens (d.1980, 5) and DiMaggio (d.1999, 5). This team-signed baseball comes from the collection of a 1930s Detroit Tigers minor league pitcher. Auction COA from James Spence Authentications. 
 
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