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    1939 New York Yankees Multi Signed Baseball - Signed by Gehrig & DiMaggio Nine Days Before Season Began. Signed a mere nine days before the commencement of the 1939 baseball season was this baseball, believed to have been penned at the end of spring training. Lou Gehrig knew something was terribly wrong as he was battling the disease that eventually bore his name and ended his life far too soon. Those hits which easily cleared the fence were mere pop-ups. The line drives became soft grounders to the infield. Robbed of his strength and spring to his step, Gehrig was a shell of his former self. But, oh he tried to stay in the lineup for his teammates and multitude of fans. Taking one look at the Gehrig signature, one can see just how labor intensive it was for him to sign his name. This Ace Official baseball has a "Sterling April 11, 1939" written, which we surmise is the date it was signed. Eleven autographs grace the horsehide and include: Gehrig, McCarthy, Dickey, Knickerbocker, Rolfe, Keller, Sundra, Crosetti, Ruffing, DiMaggio and one more. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    May, 2013
    2nd-4th Thursday-Saturday
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