Sale 21BP01 | Lot 1006

[BASEBALL-SIGNED] 1952 New York Yankees signed baseball including Mickey Mantle.

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Maps
[BASEBALL-SIGNED]  1952 New York Yankees signed baseball including Mickey Mantle.

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Lot 1006
[BASEBALL-SIGNED] 1952 New York Yankees signed baseball including Mickey Mantle.
An Official American League Ball (William Beveridge, Pres.), the ball recently authenticated by Beckett (see note) and features 25 signatures total, all but one authentically signed including Mickey Mantle, Phil Rizzuto, Billy Martin and other key players, the only "clubhouse" signature being Yogi Berra. A few signatures somewhat faint, including the Mantle, a few overlapping.

A baseball signed by the World Series winning 1952 New York Yankees, Mickey Mantle's second year in the majors. The ball is identified as the 1952 Yankees for the inclusion of the signature of Joe Ostrowski who retired at the end of that season. The ball is signed on the sweet spot by: Phil Rizzuto and Mickey Mantle. The side panels are signed in this order: Tom Morgan, Gene Woodling, Johnny Mize, Joe Ostrowski, Irv Noren. Joe Collins, Hank Bauer, Gil McDougald, Charlie Silvera, Kal Segrist, Johny Said. Allie Reynolds, Ed Lopat, Jim Brideweser, Ralph Houk, Billy Martin. Bob Kuzava, Vic Raschi, Bobby Hogue, Jim McDonald, Bill Miller, Tom Gorman, and Yogi Berra.

This ball was authenticated by Beckett Authentication Services on April 12th, 2020 at their event in White Plains, New York. All of the signatures on the ball were authenticated excepting the Berra which is clubhouse signed. An authentication certificate will be provided by Beckett about 30 days from the event and will be available to the buyer upon its arrival.

The ball is from the collection of journalist Donald S. Connery (1921-2021), a "widely traveled foreign correspondent during the 'golden age of journalism,' author, and eloquent advocate for criminal justice reform." After serving in the Army in World War II and attending Harvard on the GI Bill, Connery was hired by Time, Inc. in 1950 and acquired this ball on assignment during this period which also included foreign correspondent work for Sports Illustrated.


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