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    1940 New York Yankees Team Signed Album Page Lot of 2 (25 Signatures). Though they returned much of the same core as the 1939 World Series Championship squad, the '40 version of the Bronx Bombers were not able to keep pace with the Tigers or Indians. Making the following offering more interesting than its simple star power, is that the signed album pages can be narrowed down to the start of the 1940 campaign, sometime prior to May 15, with the inclusion of the signature of Lee Grissom who pitched in a mere five games before being selected off waivers by the Brooklyn Dodgers. Should the intrepid collector decide to look into this for themselves, they may also find that catcher Arndt Jorgens did not appear in any games for the '40 Yanks, though many newspaper articles have placed him with the team as the lightly used third string catcher who played in 307 games over more than a decade in the Big Leagues. Details of the exact offering are found below:

    4.5x6" Pink album page (12 signatures): Spud Chandler, Joe DiMaggio (HOF), Joe Gordon (HOF), Lee Grissom, Oral Hildebrand, Arndt Jorgens, Charlie Keller, Monte "Hoot" Pearson, Red Rolfe, Red Ruffing (HOF), Marius Russo, and Paul Schreiber.

    4.5x6" Green album page (13 signatures): Marv Breuer, Frankie Crosetti, Babe Dahlgren, Bill Dickey (HOF), Atley Donald, Lefty Gomez (HOF), Bump Hadley, Tommy Henrich, Bill Knickerbocker, Johnny Murphy, Buddy Rosar, George Selkirk, and Steve Sundra.

    Mild wear exhibited throughout with more moderate wear and staple holes found at the top edges where the pages were once bound. Each signature appears in solid, black fountain pen. Pre-Certified


    Guide Value or Estimate: $400 - up.

    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    August
    5th Monday
    Auction Dates
    September
    1st Sunday
    Proxy Bidding Begins Approx.
    47 Days
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