SCP Auctions November 2010 Internet Auction
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Thurman Munson's image and legacy are indelible. So, too, are the scenes following his death 25 years ago on Aug. 2. The empty catcher's box ... The scoreboard photo of Munson, frizzy hair escaping beneath his cap, towering over a tearful Reggie Jackson in right field ... A devastated Billy Martin at the funeral ... Bobby Murcer's magical "walkoff" performance on national TV the night of the funeral, a generation before walkoffs entered the lexicon. Raw emotion and stirring tributes a quarter-century ago ingrained in the public a collective sense of the ballplayer, husband and father, and the cruelty of a life lost at 32.
Offered here is Munson's Temporary Airman Certificate signed July 17, 1979 by the beloved New York Yankee captain just a little over two weeks before his fatal plane crash on August 2nd of the same year. Munson's strong black ink signature endures at 9/10 in strength. Includes full LOAs from both PSA/DNA and JSA.