Lot #8242
1948 New York Yankees Team Signed Baseball with DiMaggio

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Estimate: $1000+

Description

Offered is a 1948 New York Yankees team-signed baseball with bold, blue ink signatures including a very nice "Joe DiMaggio" on the sweet spot, in the Clipper's famous flowing script.

This off-white OAL (Harridge) Reach ball, with very light to light stampings, has been signed very boldly in blue ink by 26 members of the team, with FOUR Hall of Famers including manager Bucky Harris.

Includes:

SWEET SPOT - Joe DiMaggio (nice!).
EAST PANEL - Porterfield, Dressen, Bill Johnson, Lindell, Bauer and Stirnweiss.
WEST PANEL - Phil Rizzuto, McQueen, Larry Berra, Hiller and Shea.
NORTH PANEL - Bobby Brown, Bucky Harris, Reynolds, Keller, Raschi, John Corriden (coach) and Lollar.
SOUTH PANEL - Byrne, Niarhos, Schulte, Embree, Mapes, Henrich and Lopat.

Signatures range in grade from ("8-9", a couple lesser). All of the official ball stampings are legible, but very light. All signatures are authentic, including the very nice Joe DiMaggio on the sweet spot, with an extraneous marking of "1948 New York Yankees" scripted over the Presidential label. This is a high grade team-signed baseball from the magnificent 1940s dominant era of the DiMaggio-led Yankees. Accompanied by full letters of authenticity from James Spence Authentication (JSA), and Beckett Authentication Services (BAS). Pre-certified by PSA/DNA.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Sports
  • Dates: #542 - Ended February 21, 2019