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    1956 Don Larsen Signed World Series Perfect Game Official Scoresheet. Twenty-seven up, twenty-seven down. And this was no push-over of an opposing batting line-up, but rather the perpetual National League Champs, packed to the brim with future Hall of Famers: Jackie Robinson, Duke Snider, Pee Wee Reese, Roy Campanella. With the Series tied at two games each, Larsen understood he was just about the last man the Bronx crowd wanted to see on the mound in that crucial fifth game, having surrendered a six-run lead in just 1.2 innings of Game Two action just three days earlier, walking four Dodgers during the brief but painful debacle. But "redemption" is far too weak a term for what the lanky right-hander earned for this return to the mound. The proper word is "immortality."

    It took only ninety-seven pitches to complete his three flawless passes through the Brooklyn line-up, and only the great Pee Wee Reese was able to work him to a three-ball count. A called third strike on dangerous pinch hitter Dale Mitchell to end the game sent the Yankee Stadium crowd into pandemonium, and the image of Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra leaping into Larsen's arms remains one of the most indelible images in baseball history. The jerseys worn by each half of that battery have recently sold at auction, jointly garnering more than $1.3 million.

    Here's another thrilling relic from that peerless day in the Bronx, an official scoresheet created by and for the Big Apple press. It first sold at auction through Leland's in 1995, when it was described as having derived from New York Mirror sportswriter and official scorer Gus Steiger, whose signature joins that of two other journalists at bottom left. But it's the signature near the middle of the document that draws the most attention, that of perfecto author Don Larsen, a vintage format clearly applied that historic day.

    Sheet exhibits original fold lines but is otherwise free of any condition issues of concern, measuring 24x9.5" in its frame. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from SGC Authentic.


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