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1961 New York Yankees Memorabilia Collection (5)
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $522.00
Collection of five New York Yankees items dating from the team's historic 1961 season: team-signed baseball, Yankees photo pennant, Yankees World Series program, Yankee Stadium World Series press pass, and framed Yankees picture pack display. 1) New York Yankees 1961 Team-Signed Ball. Twenty-five blue or black ink signatures on an OAL (Cronin) ball: Mantle (clubhouse, sweet spot), Berra (sweet spot), Maris ("8"), Boyer (black ink), Gonder, Clevenger, Maas, DeMaestri, Richardson (on ball label), Ford, Turley, Arroyo, Sheldon, Kubek, Coates, Stafford, Lopez, Skowron, Johnson, Terry (black ink), Howard, Ditmar (black ink), Blanchard, Sain and McDevitt. The signatures range in grade from "5-9", averaging "7/8". The creamy toned ball remains in Excellent to Mint condition. 2) 1961 New York Yankees Photo Pennant. Attractive blue felt pennant (29.25 inches) features a full-color team photo of the 1961 Yankees. The team name ("Yankees") appears to the right and the title "World Champions" is lettered below the photo. The pennant is designed so that the reverse of the photo, which identifies each of the players by name, is visible when the pennant is viewed from the back. The piece has clear tape on the reverse in repair of a small tear and as reinforcement for the photo; tack holes are evident along the edge and tip; there is a small bite at the tip. The photo displays a number of light creases. Very Good condition overall. Displays very nicely. 3) 1961 New York Yankees World Series Program. The fifty-two page program features an illustration of Ralph Houk on the cover and features individual photos of the Yankee and Reds players along the interior pages. The program (8.75 x 11.75 inches) is in exceptional Near Mint condition. 4) 1961 World Series Press Pass. Special Yankee Stadium field pass (3.75 x 6.25 inches) issued to a television crew member. The pass, which reads "1961 World Series - Yankee Stadium - New York City," is marked "Special T. V." and has individual perforated stubs for games "2," "6," "7," and "Game X." The stub for game "1" has been removed. Near Mint condition. 5) 1961 New York Yankees Framed Photo Display. The twelve black-and-white photos (4.25 x 6.25 inches) matted and framed together within this display were originally issued in a souvenir photo pack at Yankee Stadium. The following players are featured: Mantle, Maris, Berra, Richardson, Houk, Kubek, Howard, Ford, Ditmar, Boyer, Skowron, and Turley. All are in apparent Near Mint condition and the entire piece measures 28 x 26 inches. LOAs from James Spence/JSA and Steve Grad, Mike Gutierrez & Zach Rullo/PSA DNA. Total: 5 items. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600.
Additional images are available at http://photos.yahoo.com/reaphotos. SOLD FOR $522.00
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