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    One of only ten full Larsen tickets on the PSA population charts

    1956 World Series Game Five (Larsen Perfect Game) Full Ticket. 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 recently sold at auction, jointly garnering more than $1.3 million.

    The offered rarity allows high-end participation in this unequivocal moment at a more democratic price point, an opportunity to enjoy one fan's terrible mistake in missing out on a chance to see a true "unicorn" of our National Pastime. The obverse presents marvelously, the only distractions being two staple holes. Reverse bears an unknown signature an text reading, "No Hit No Run Don Larson (sic)." This is only the second example we've ever offered. Encapsulated "Authentic" by PSA.


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