Trio of 1947 World Series Signed Baseballs

Sold For: $840

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2618

Item Year: 1947

Category: Internet Only

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Collection of three signed balls, all of which appear to originate from the 1947 World Series. 1) New York Yankees 1947 World Champions team-signed ball. Twenty black-ink signatures on red-stitched baseball (manufacturer's labels no longer legible): DiMaggio (sweet spot), Rizzuto, Berra (signed "Larry Berra"), Newsom, Stirnweiss, Frey, Robinson, Lindell, Page, Bevens, Raschi, Drews, Shea, Clark, Chandler (sweet spot), Brown, Crosetti (coach), B. Johnson, Houk, and D. Johnson. Signatures range from "1" to "6," averaging "5." The black-ink notation, "World Series 1947," appears on the opposite sweet spot. Vg, with moderate-to-heavy toning. 2) 1947 World Series umpire signed ball. Official American League (Harridge) ball signed in blue ink by each of the six umpires who worked the 1947 World Series: Bill McGowan (alone on a side panel), Jim Boyer (alone on a side panel), George Magerkurth and Babe Pinelli (together on a side panel), and Eddie Rommell and Larry Goetz (together on a side panel). The signatures are all fairly uniform in grade, averaging "8." Vg-Ex. with light-to-moderate soiling/toning. 3) Joe DiMaggio single-signed ball. DiMaggio has signed the ball (manufacturer's labels no longer legible) in black ink across the sweet spot. DiMaggio's signature has been slightly enhanced; otherwise it grades "5/6." Vg, with moderate-to-heavy toning. Total: 3 balls. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Pre certified by Steve Grad and Brian Sobrero/Beckett Authentication. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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