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    1930 New York Yankees Team Signed Baseball with Jacob Ruppert Provenance. Connie Mack's formidable herd of white elephants retained its stranglehold on American League supremacy during this first season of the Great Depression, but that fact should not inspire the emotion among Yankees fans observing the outrageous beauty of this OAL (Barnard) sphere. This is still effectively the same team that conquered the planet in 1927 and 1928, with no fewer than seven of the twenty-five men whose autographs boldly appear immortalized in Cooperstown bronze.

    The Babe takes his standard sweet spot position in 9/10 black fountain pen ink, a signature that would easily propel this ball into six-figure territory if the signings had ended there. The balance of the Hall of Fame contingent: Gehrig, Lazzeri, Dickey, Ruffing, Pennock, Combs. Other notables include Chapman, Fletcher, Shawkey, Pipgras, Fletcher, Bengough and Lary. Only Ed Wells dips below 7/10 strength. It's one of the most well-preserved Ruth-era Yankee team balls we've handled.

    The ball is accompanied by a letter of provenance stating that it derives from the family of Winnie Wyant, the female companion of Yankees team owner and Hall of Fame executive Jacob Ruppert who was willed a third of the team upon his passing in 1939. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication. Letter of provenance as noted. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.

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