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New York Yankees Single-Signed Ball Collection with Mantle, Maris, and Howard (8)
Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $1,185.00
Collection of eight single-signed balls, each signed by an all-time Yankees great. These balls were personally obtained by our consignor's late husband, Doug, a die-hard Yankees fan. Therefore, all of the signatures are prefaced by the salutation "To Dougie." Unless otherwise noted, all of the balls are Official American League (MacPhail) balls. 1) Mickey Mantle. Blue ink on a side panel ("9/10"): "To Dougie/Best Wishes/Mickey Mantle." Scattered light toning. Ex. 2) Roger Maris. Black ink ("6") on a side panel: "Roger Maris." The salutation "Best Wishes to Dougie" appears in green ink above Maris' signature, but does not appear to be in his hand. The ball displays scattered toning and has three minor indentations from resting in a custom display holder. Vg. 3) Elston Howard. Black ink ("6") on a side panel: "To/Dougie/Best Wishes/Elston Howard." The ball has three minor indentations from resting in a custom display holder, otherwise Ex-Mt. 4) Whitey Ford. Blue ink ("9") on a side panel: "To Dougie/Good Luck/Whitey Ford." A few areas of scattered light toning, otherwise Nr-Mt. 5) Yogi Berra. Black ink ("6") on a side panel: "To Dougie/Good Luck/Yogi Berra." Light toning. Ex. 6) Phil Rizzuto. Blue ink ("8") on a side panel of an ONL (Feeney) ball: "To Dougie/Best Wishes/Phil Rizzuto." The ball has three minor indentations from resting in a custom display holder and scattered light toning. Ex. 7) Gil McDougald. Blue ink ("9") on the sweet spot: "To Dougie/My Very Best Wishes/Gil McDougald." The ball has three minor indentations from resting in a custom display holder and scattered light toning. Ex. 8) Pete Sheehy (long-time Yankees equipment manager). Blue ink ("8") on the sweet spot, with a salutation on the west panel: "To Dougie/Best Wishes." Scattered moderate toning. Ex. Total: 8 balls. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,185.00
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