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    1967 Boston Red Sox Team Signed Baseball from The Rico Petrocelli Collection. Every baseball fan has a special season or two they love to recall. For some Red Sox fans, that season was 1967, called "The Impossible Dream." The team was not expected to perform well that season but won the A.L. pennant in the final game of the season. This baseball commemorates that team with twenty-eight glorious blue ballpoint signatures which graded between 8/10 to 9/10 in strength.

    Includes, Hall of Famers Yaz and Doerr, plus Adair, Thomas, Jones, Lyle, Popowski, Petrocelli, Bell, Doerr, Brandon, Siebern, Bill Landis, Gibson, Waslewski, Osinski, Maglie, Fischer, Smith, Wyatt, Santiago, Stange, Ryan, Tartabull, Lonborg, Jay, and one more. The ball shows light age wear.

    Note: the sweet spot signatures of Dick Williams and Tony Conigliaro have been deemed clubhouse versions. Letter of provenance from Rico Petrocelli. Full LOA from PSA/DNA (certification number AJ00737).


    More Information: The Rico Petrocelli Collection.

    At six feet tall and 175 pounds, Rico Petrocelli didn't look like a home run hitter, but his "Fenway Stroke" was remarkably effective at surmounting the legendary Green Monster, and his forty dingers in 1969 stood as record for shortstops until Alex Rodriguez claimed the title in 2002. Petrocelli ranks with the most beloved Red Sox of the post-war era, but he grew up an avid New York Yankees fan and Mickey Mantle in particular. It was Petrocelli himself who closed the book on the Mick's glorious career, catching Mantle's pop-up on September 28, 1968.

    But it's the Impossible Dream year of 1967 for which Petrocelli is best remembered today, a season that saw him earn the starting shortstop role for the American League All-Star team and club two home runs in Game Six of the World Series to set up a decisive Game Seven, unfortunately against the 1968 National League Cy Young and MVP Award winner Bob Gibson.

    Rico himself is the consignor of this exciting collection of personal mementos from his many years in baseball, as a player, coach and broadcaster. Each lot will be accompanied by a letter of provenance from the two-time All-Star and member of the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame.


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    May, 2021
    6th-8th Thursday-Saturday
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