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    1921 New York Yankees Team Signed Baseball. The year 1921 proved to be a banner season for the New York Yankees. The ballclub won its first of three consecutive A.L. flags and Babe Ruth recorded what many baseball historians believe is the greatest single season by a hitter in the annals of the game by hitting .378 with fifty-nine homers, 168 RBI, forty-four doubles, sixteen triples, 177 runs scored, 145 bases on balls, a .512 on base percentage, and a .846 slugging percentage.

    The exemplar offered here was originally signed by approximately twenty Bronx Bombers from that campaign but, unfortunately, many of the autographs have since faded through the years. Still, the most important signatures are still legible and include Babe Ruth and Miller Huggins sharing the sweet spot, orbited by Wait Hoyt, Roger Peckinpaugh, Bon Meusel, Carl Mays, Bob Shawkey, and Bill Piercy.

    The OAL (Johnson) ball has aged to a grayish color and parts of the ball covering have sustained abrasions which have affected some signatures and made the interior of the ball visible in parts. However, the league stamping is still quite prominent. While the signatures only grade to an overall strength of 1-2/10, this team's historical significance coupled with the fact that this is only the third such specimen from this vintage which has ever surfaced at public auction should be taken into account when bidding.

    This baseball was obtained along with a 1927 New York Giants team signed baseball (which is also in this auction) from the granddaughter of former major league player Al DeVormer. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Letter of provenance from the DeVormer family.


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    October, 2019
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