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    1903 New York Highlanders (Yankees) Stock Certificate. The franchise had officially been born two seasons earlier as the Baltimore Orioles, but the worst record and worst attendance in the newly-formed American League precipitated the team's collapse, and it has become a point of debate whether this New York franchise should be considered a Baltimore relocation or a newly-created expansion. Only a single starter for the 1902 Orioles appears on the 1903 Highlanders roster.

    But whether or not Baltimore plays a proper role in the team's history, the 1903 season is universally considered to be the birth of the New York Yankees, America's most significant athletic franchise. Relics from that debut season are exceedingly rare and coveted, and this certificate, numbered "7," is dated to November 7, 1903.

    It makes "James R. McNally" the owner of thirty shares, and is signed at the bottom by the team's treasurer and president. McNally signs along with the treasurer on verso. Document measures 9.25x11.5" and exhibits typical storage wear with scattered creasing and toning, but it still presents very well. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.


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