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Lot 49

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Lot Number: 49

Description: UPDATED DESCRIPTION: Whitey Ford New York Yankees professional model batting helmet c.1958-1962. Fiberglass flapless helmet is finished in classic Yankees blue with hand painted "NY" team logo on the front. American Baseball Cap label on the inside notes size (7 1/4) and has their Pittsburgh, PA location listed without zip code. This helps to date the helmet to no later than 1962 as they would add the zip code starting around 1963. A piece of period trainers tape affixed inside has handwritten "Ford 16" notation done in similar style to other Yankee helmets of this era (and likely written by longtime equipment Manager Pete Sheehy). Padding is intact. Nice use is evident throughout with a few scuffs and scrapes, some of which appear to be beneath a layer or two of touch up paint which would have been added by the team at the time. The Yankee logo was also likely touched up in a few areas. A rare and desirable helmet attributed to "The Chairman of The Board" who was a mainstay on the Yankees for a decade and a half and was a key member of (6) World Series Championship teams. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions:UPDATE: Lot also includes LOA from MEARS Authentication (Authentic): EX

Estimated Price Range: ($5,000-$7,500)

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