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    1979 Thurman Munson Signed "Temporary Airman Certificate." No need to explain the extraordinary significance of the presented lot to anyone with a familiarity with the tragic story of the former Yankees captain. Issued just six weeks before Munson's shocking death 1,000 feet short of a Canton, Ohio landing strip, the presented certificate is the very one which gave the star catcher the privilege of taking to the skies in his twin engine Cessna Citation. While Munson's signature remains one of the most sought after and collectible of the post-war era, its appearance upon a document such as this arguably makes it the most significant exemplar in the hobby. The 4x5.5" certificate exhibits a single vertical horizontal storage fold but is otherwise NRMT, as is Munson's black ink autograph. A poignant reminder of one of the most popular Yankees since the departure of Mickey Mantle. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.

    ‡ The owner placed a late bid on this unreserved lot and repurchased it, subject to applicable commission.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2010
    22nd-23rd Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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