Lot 1043: Official Reach American League (Harridge) baseball signed in fountain pen on the sweet spot and side panels by 24 members of the 1951 New York Yankees team, including: Mickey Mantle, Bill Dickey, Phil Rizzuto, Johnny Mize, Joe Collins, Gene Woodling, Allie Reynolds, Vic Raschi, Cliff Mapes, Frank Crosetti, Ralph Houk, Bobby Brown, Jackie Jensen, Charlie Silvera, Jerry Coleman, Tom Morgan, Ed Lopat, Joe Ostroski, Tom Ferrill, Johnny Hopp, and Gil McDougald. Baseball also bears clubhouse signatures of Joe DiMaggio (ss) and Casey Stengel. In fine condition, with mild toning, slight irregular ink adhesion to some signatures, and wear to the manufacturer's stamp; an exceptionally clean baseball for the period. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. A superb example of this sought-after early Mantle autograph along with his teammates from the great mid-century Yankees dynasty.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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