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Lot 51

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Lot Number: 51

Description: Roger Maris New York Yankees professional model batting helmet c.1960s. 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 1/2) and has their Pittsburgh, PA location listed without zip code. This helps to date the helmet to the c.1960-62 timeframe as they would add the zip code starting around 1963. A piece of period trainers tape affixed inside has handwritten "9 Maris" 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. Maris came to the Yankees in late 1959 by way of a trade with Kansas City and alongside Mickey Mantle would help lead the team to World Series Championships in both 1961 and 1962. While a member of the storied Franchise he was twice voted the American League M.V.P. (1960 and 1961), earned a Gold Glove (1960), and made history when he hit (61) home runs during the historic 1961 season. A rare and desirable relic as relates to one of the more notable players on one of the most prominent teams of All-Time. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX

Estimated Price Range: ($15,000-$25,000)

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