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Lot 208



Lot Number: 208

Description: 1927 New York Yankees team auto. baseball. Slightly off-white Johnson AL baseball featuring (24) signatures of the 1927 World Champion New York Yankees incl. Gehrig, Shawkey, Dugan, Morehart, Durst, Giard, Wera, Pipgras, Muesel, Thomas, Hoyt, Moore, Combs, Paschal, Bengough, Grabowski, Koenig, Collins, Ruether, Pennock, Lazzeri, Gazella, and Shocker. As frequently seen on 1927 Yankees team signed baseballs, Babe Ruth is clubhouse signed. Signatures range from 1-7 out of 10, averaging 3-7 out of 10, with Gehrig among the stronger examples. The ball itself is quite clean with minimal signs of handling and bold stampings. Several printed notations on the ball include “Won 4 straight games in the 1927 Series. Played a shutout series” and “World’s Champions Season – 1927” on the sweet spot. The 1927 Yankees, led by their devastating batting line-up dubbed “Murderer's Row”, stormed through the regular season winning a record 110 games and capped off their historic performance with a 4 game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the World Series. Adding to the already considerable importance of this ball is the fact that it originates from the collection of Pat Collins, a player on this all-time great team. Includes original Reach ball box, LOA from JSA, and letter of provenance from the Collins family: Ball: EX/MT-NM: Ball box: PR, Signatures: Range GD-EX/MT

Estimated Price: ($4,000.00-$6,000.00)

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