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    1927-28 New York Yankees Team Signed Baseball with G.C. Alexander. We'll never know the complete history of this exquisite sphere, but the appearance of St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famers G.C. Alexander and Frank Frisch on this otherwise purely Yankee ball leads us to assume that it was signed at the 1928 World Series, when the Bronx Bombers avenged their 1926 loss to the red birds in a four-game sweep. There are, however, a couple of Yankees present that retired after the 1927 season (Shawkey and Ruether), and a third that first appeared in pinstripes in 1929 (Funk). A few other signatures are nowhere to be found in reference material, and may be batboys, trainers. The rest, however, are pure Murderer's Row, featuring some of the biggest names ever to put pen to horsehide: Ruth, Gehrig, Huggins, Lazzeri, Combs, Hoyt, Bengough, Meusel, Moore, Dugan and the coveted Urban Shocker. Signature quality is just about as strong as the quality of talent, with not a single autograph dropping below 7/10, and several clocking in at 9/10 or better. OAL (Barnard) ball is evenly and attractively toned to a light shade of beige, leaving the autographs in perfect contrast. Whether you like this ball for the majesty of Ruth and Gehrig, or the scarcity of Alexander, Huggins and Shocker, you certainly won't be disappointed if the auction hammer falls on your high bid. LOA from Steve Grad & Zach Rullo/ PSA DNA.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2005
    14th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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