December 9th, 2015 Holiday Catalog Auction (#45)
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This lot is closed. Bidding ended on 12/10/2015.
The 1927 New York Yankees posted a 110-44 regular season record en route to sweeping the Pittsburgh Pirates in the World Series. The 110 wins broke the previous American League record set by the 1912 Boston Red Sox. The 1927 Yankees batted .307 and outscored their opponents by a record 376 runs. Earle Combs hit .356, Bob Meusel batted .337 with 103 RBI and second baseman Tony Lazzeri drove in 102 runs. Gehrig batted .373 with 47 home runs, a then record 175 RBIs and was voted AL MVP. Ruth finished with a .356 batting average, 164 RBIs and hit 60 home runs, breaking his own record. The team was famously labeled “Murderers’ Row”. “REACH” manufactured OAL Johnson baseball. The ball has been signed by 23 members of the historic 1927 World Champion New York Yankees. Notable signatures include Hall of Famers Babe Ruth (CH)(ss)(1927 AL Home Run Leader), Lou Gehrig (1927 AL MVP & AL RBI Leader), Waite Hoyt (1927 AL Wins Leader), Tony Lazzeri and Earle Combs. Additional signatures include Wilcy Moore (1927 AL ERA Leader), Myles Thomas, Bob Shawkey, Benny Bengough, Ben Paschal, Urban Shocker, Mike Gazella, Ray Morehart, Johnny Grabowski, Julie Wera, George Pipgras, Mark Koenig, Walter “Dutch” Ruether, Bob Meusel, Pat Collins, Cedric Durst and Joe Giard. Also featured on the ball is Yankees bat-boy, Eddie Bennett. Bennett’s services were requested by Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert as he was considered by many to be a “good luck charm”. All signatures are done in the same black period fountain ink and in our opinion rate from a 3 to a 6 overall. The ball is in NM condition with an even shellac throughout. Accompanied by a full LOA from JSA.
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Minimum Bid: $1,000
Price Realized: $1,758
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Thursday, December 10, 2015.
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