1949 New York Yankees World Champions Team-Signed Ball with DiMaggio and Berra

Sold For: $720

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1331

Item Year: 1949

Category: Autographed Baseballs/Flats/Photos

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Official American League (Harridge) ball signed in blue or black ink by the following thirty members of the 1949 World Champion New York Yankees: DiMaggio (sweet spot), Berra, Dickey (coach), Rizzuto, Crosetti (coach), Niarhos, Lindell, Henrich, Marshall, Houk, Sanford, Carrieri (bat boy), Byrne (on ball label), Hood, Silvera, Hiller, Raschi, Witek, Keller, Pillette, Brown, Reynolds, Mapes, Lopat, Kryhoski, Coleman, Bauer, Johnson, Turner (coach), and Page. (The signatures of Johnny Mize and Gene Woodling that appear on this ball have been deemed "clubhouse" versions by JSA.) It should be noted that the five blue-ink signatures on the ball (Brown, Pillette, Hood, Byrne, and Carrieri) appear to have been obtained at a later date. Signatures range from "3" to "9," averaging "6/7." The ball is lightly toned and the manufacturer's stampings are light. In Excellent to Mint condition overall. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+.

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