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    1927 New York Yankees Team Signed Baseball. With the clarity of hindsight, the lopsided dominance of this most fabled edition of New York Yankees rosters seems as if it should have been apparent from the very start, but public sentiment (or at least that of leading oddsmakers and sportswriters) leaned south to Philadelphia on Opening Day of 1927. To be fair, Connie Mack's newest creation looked unbeatable on paper, the signing of three veteran legends-Ty Cobb, Eddie Collins and Zack Wheat-bolstering a roster already heavy with future Cooperstown talent. But the Yanks would set a blistering pace from the starting gun, winning their first six games to lead the American League from wire to wire, finishing a stunning nineteen games ahead of the second-place Philadelphia Athletics at the close of the regular season.

    During that memorable spring and summer, as the nation marveled at Charles Lindbergh's historic trans-Atlantic flight and the cruel fate of Dempsey's "Long Count" error, a thrilling subplot to the Yankee season slowly emerged. As any hope for a competitive American League pennant race grew progressively dimmer, fans nationwide fixed their collective gaze upon the twin engines of the Yankees' offensive juggernaut. All the way through August, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig traded round-trip clouts, each reaching forty-five before the latter broke stride, leaving Ruth to march that final mile to baseball history alone. The Babe would hit three homers in the final two games to reach an even five dozen and reaffirm his status as the king of the baseball world. His sidekick Lou Gehrig would settle for the American League Most Valuable Player Award. A four-game World Series sweep of the National League Champion Pittsburgh Pirates served as the fitting punctuation mark to close this historic campaign.
    Presented is a top-tier example of a team ball considered by many to be the most desirable in the hobby, anchored at the sweet spot position (of course) by the mighty Babe (9/10) himself, one of six future Hall of Famers to make his mark on the single-season format Ban Johnson OAL sphere. The other Cooperstown residents: Gehrig (8/10), Pennock (6/10), Hoyt (7/10), Lazzeri (7/10) and Combs (4/10). Other notables include the rare Urban Shocker (8/10) and Ruth's hunchbacked good luck charm, batboy Eddie Bennett (8/10). Collins (8/10), Dugan (6/10) and Meusel (7/10) complete the team's starting roster. Fifteen autographs in total. Certainly one of the finest 1927 Yankee balls in the hobby. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.








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