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New York Yankees World Champions Team-Signed Ball Collection - 1999, 2000, and 2001
Starting Bid - $200.00 , Sold For - $2,232.50
Presented here is a collection of three New York Yankees team-signed baseballs dating, respectively, from the club's incredible 1998 through 2000 World Championship dynasty. All of the balls include the team's top stars, including Jeter, Williams, Rivera, Cone, and O'Neill. 1998: twenty-six blue-ink signatures on an official 1998 World Series ball including Jeter, Torre (sweet spot, Mgr.), Williams, Rivera, Knoblauch, Irabu, O'Neill, Davis, Nelson, Brosius, Sojo, Stottlemyre (coach), Martinez, Posada, Spencer, Cone, Wells, Stanton, Pettitte, Raines, Girardi, Strawberry, Mendoza, and Hernandez. Signatures average "9/10" and the ball is in Near Mint to Mint condition. 1999: thirty blue-ink signatures on an official 1999 World Series ball including Jeter, Torre (sweet spot, Mgr.), Rivera, Mendoza, Girardi, Posada, Bellinger, Brosius, Davis, O'Neill, Knoblauch, Strawberry, Pettitte, Stanton, Williams, Cardenal (coach), Clemens, Martinez, Nelson, Stottlemyre (coach), Cone, Hernandez, Irabu, Randolph (coach), and Leyritz. Signatures range in grade from "7" to "10," averaging "9." The ball displays very light, scattered, age toning, otherwise in Near Mint condition. 2000: thirty-two blue-ink signatures on an official 2000 World Series ball including Jeter, Torre (sweet spot, Mgr.), Cone, Bellinger, Clemens (twice), Pettitte, Martinez, Rivera, Hernandez, Vizcaino, Sojo, Williams, Knoblauch, O'Neill, Nelson, Brosius, Polonia, Neagle, Posada, Choate, Yarnell, Lilly, Turner, and Grimsley. Three of the signatures display minor bleeding, otherwise the signatures average "9/10." Near Mint to Mint condition. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Total: 3 balls. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$800. SOLD FOR $2,232.50
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