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    Circa 1950 Benny Bengough Single Signed Baseball. He was named starting catcher for the Yankees on June 1, 1925, the same day that a stocky young rookie named Lou Gehrig stepped in for Wally Pipp to begin his fabled streak of 2,130 consecutive games. The pair had debuted with the Yankees during the same month in 1923 and were designated as roommates, beginning a lifelong friendship between the young college graduates that would endure until Gehrig's passing in 1941. Babe Ruth was likewise enormously fond of Bengough, the famously superstitious superstar seeking out the young backstop before every game for warm-up tosses, and demanding that he be a part of the famous Ruth/Gehrig barnstorming tours.

    But while singles from Ruth are plentiful, and those from Gehrig not common but certainly available, this is just the second we've encountered from Bengough, and far and away the finer of the pair. His sweet spot signature rates 8/10 on the provided OAL (Harridge) ball. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.


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    December, 2017
    10th Sunday
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