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    Coach Dick Howser's personal model!

    1978 New York Yankees World Championship Trophy. In point of fact, we could assign the title of manager to the original owner of this highest symbol of baseball team achievement, as Howser served a single game's term as skipper of the '78 Yanks as the Steinbrenner/Martin/Lemon dysfunction played out in the Yankee clubhouse. He'd twice return in later years to the role for the brief terms of managerial service that characterized this era of Bronx history, but Howser served primarily as third base coach the season he earned the provided trophy. It stands as one of just a handful of those from uniformed team members to reach the hobby's auction block.

    The instantly recognizable style features the proper tally of twenty-six team pennants surrounding crown and baseball figurals at center, with mounted press pins of the Yankees and vanquished National League Champion Los Angeles Dodgers at the base. The brass band that encircles it is embossed with the names of that unforgettable roster, legends like Reggie Jackson, Catfish Hunter, Ron Guidry and Thurman Munson. A bit of wear here does little to distract the eye, nor does a small degree of tarnishing to the figural baseball.

    The trophy was lent to a friend of Howser's for display in his office, and when the friend tried to return it to in the late stages of his terminal cancer, Howser refused and insisted the friend keep is as a memento. A letter of provenance from Howser's friend is included. Letter of provenance from friend of Dick Howser.

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