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Lot # 1082 (of 1594)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Barry Halper's 1978 New York Yankees World Series Trophy

Starting Bid - $2,500.00, Sold For - $16,450.00

Please Note: There is a manufacturing error on this trophy: The Dodgers World Series press pin is a 1977 World Series press pin, not a 1978 World Series press pin.

Offered here is Barry Halper's personal 1978 World Series trophy issued to him as a minority owner of the New York Yankees. Produced by Balfour, the trophy features twenty-six gold-colored pennants (bearing the team name of each Major League franchise, respectively) displayed around the perimeter of a black wooden base. The interior metal design consists of a silver baseball, set within a gold band, atop which rests a crown. Displayed directly in front of this are the 1978 World Series press pins for the Yankees and Dodgers. The gold-colored band affixed around the base reads "World Series Champions - New York Yankees - 1978" in black lettering. In Excellent to Mint condition. 1978 marked a memorable year in Yankees history. After overcoming a fourteen-game deficit in late July, the club defeated Boston in a dramatic one-game playoff to capture their third consecutive division championship. They then quickly dispatched the Royals in the ALCS before once again defeating the Dodgers in the World Series. These trophies were presented only to players, team executives, and owners. World Series trophies dating from the 1970s are particularly rare. This is a very significant and desirable New York Yankees trophy that marks the club's second consecutive World Championship under George Steinbrenner's (and Barry Halper's) ownership. Height: 12 inches. Circumference: 23 inches. Reserve $2,500. Estimate $5,000+. SOLD FOR $16,450.00


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