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    1951 New York Yankees Team Signed Baseball. The single season convergence of Yankee legends Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle makes the 1951 team the most attractive of post-war team balls for the avid collector, and here we find a strong sweet spot signature from the former and equally bold side panel offering from the latter. Each is effectively secured beneath a coating of shellac upon this OAL (Harridge) ball along with twenty-two fellow World Champs, notably Mize, Berra, Rizzuto, Reynolds, Martin, Sain, McDougald, Raschi, Woodling, Reynolds and more. DiMaggio and Raschi appear in secretarial format. Signature quality averages a consistent 8/10. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA.

    This lot derives from the collection of the late Reverend G. Richard McKelvey, a true pioneer of the baseball autograph collecting hobby. For nearly eight decades, Reverend McKelvey actively compiled his collection of in-person autographs, and is widely recognized as the innovator of "theme balls," paving the way for the wildly popular 500 Home Run Club and 300 Win Club baseballs of today. Many other noteworthy pieces from his collection are currently up for bidding in our Sunday Internet Sports Auctions.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2010
    4th-5th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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