SCP Auctions April 2008 Live Auction


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Many teams have dominated their respective leagues over the course of baseball history, but few have been able to totally demoralize their competition like the Yankees did in 1927. Their lineup, appropriately dubbed "Murderer's Row," featured five .300 hitters. Among their ranks were the league leaders in virtually every offensive category. As a team, the Bronx Bombers totaled over 100 more home runs than any other team and posted league highs with a .307 batting average and an amazing .489 slugging percentage. Their sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1927 World Series represented the culmination of the most prolific season played by any team in baseball history. Originating during that historic series, this ONL (Heydler) ball presents a combination of signatures that were almost certainly obtained at Forbes Field on October 5th or 6th of 1927. There are many key names among the twenty-nine total autographs on this ball, the majority of which are Yankees including; Ruth (6/10), Gehrig (4/10), Combs (6/10), Lazzeri (2/10), Huggins (4/10), Meusel, Durst, Bengough, Pascal, Collins, Moore, Grabowski and others (ranging from 2/10 to 5/10). Among the Pirate signatures are Cuyler (3/10), Lloyd and Paul Waner (each 2-3/10), Smith, Harris, Heinie Groh and more. Interestingly, Heinie Groh finished his 16-year Major League career with a 14 game stint for the Pirates in 1927, with his last at bat coming in a lone appearance in the 1927 World Series. The ball itself is in very good to excellent condition with light soiling. The ball's type, usage characteristics, and combination of signatures lend a high probability that it was actually used in a Series game. Signatures range from 1/10 to 6/10. This is a one-of-a-kind artifact from the absolute pinnacle of Yankee dominance. LOA from PSA/DNA.
7,000 USD - 10,000 USD
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