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    The Yankees earn their ticket to the Subway Series

    2000 New York Yankees "William Harridge Award" American League Championship Trophy. The mighty Yankees extended their postseason series winning streak to eight on October 17, 2000 as they defeated the Seattle Mariners in the clinching Game Six of the American League Championship Series to earn a third consecutive trip to the Fall Classic and a date with the New York Mets. The pennant would be the thirty-seventh in franchise history, the subsequent World Championship the twenty-sixth.

    Yet despite that unparalleled record of success, we have never before encountered an American League Championship trophy from the Yankees' trophy case, or from any other club for that matter. Our vast auction results database likewise comes up empty. Could this be the rarest trophy in the Majors?

    All signs point to "yes." Our understanding is that no more than two examples of "The William Harridge Award" are produced for the Champions of the American League each year, and thus are almost never seen outside the clubhouses and corporate offices of the winning teams. We're pleased to present the rarest of exceptions to that rule, and one that recalls a particularly thrilling postseason for residents of the Big Apple.

    The design features a golden American League logo atop a full-sized silver-plated baseball that rests upon a matte black base affixed with a plaque announcing, "William Harridge Award 2000 American League Champs." The hefty symbol of Junior Circuit supremacy tips the scales at just over twelve pounds (12 lb.) and measures eighteen inches (18") in height. Light handling/storage wear is evident, but nothing that distracts the eye from the impressive aesthetics.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2016
    20th-21st Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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