Spalding "Yankees" souvenir ball signed in blue ink by the following 24 members of the 1961 World Champion New York Yankees: Berra (sweet spot), Maris, Ford, Kubek, Sheldon, Stafford, Clevenger, Boyer, Richardson, McDevitt, Terry, Blanchard, Turley, Reed, Gonder, Lopez, Cerv, Arroyo, Coates, Ditmar, Skowron, Howard, DeMaestri, and one other (illegible). The Mantle signature on the sweet spot has been deemed a clubhouse example by JSA and Beckett Authentication. Signatures range from "2" to "5," averaging "4." The ball displays light scattered toning, as well as a few small areas of darker discoloration. In Very Good to Excellent condition overall. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Pre certified by Steve Grad and Brian Sobrero/Beckett Authentication. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).
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