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1953 New York Yankees Sketch Book Signed by 30 Players, Including Mantle
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $1,185
This 1953 New York Yankees sketch book (Yankees yearbook) features the blue-ink signatures of thirty members of the World Champion 1953 New York Yankees. All of the players have signed on the interior, with most having signed next to their respective photos. The signatures featured here are those of Bill Renna (twice), Jim Turner, Phil Rizzuto, Vic Raschi, Allie Reynolds, Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle, Ed Lopat, Ewell Blackwell, Whitey Ford, Tom Gorman, Bill Miller, Johnny Sain, Ralph Houk, Charlie Silvera, Joe Collins, Billy Martin, Gil McDougald, Hank Bauer, Johnny Mize, Irv Noren, Gene Woodling, Bob Cerv, Andy Carey, Jim McDonald, Willie Miranda, Jerry Coleman, Don Bollweg, Art Schallock, and Steve Kraly. All of the signatures have been flawlessly scripted and grade "10." The sketch book (8.25 x 10.75 inches) displays partial separation of the covers along the spine; otherwise in Excellent condition. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $200. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $1,185
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