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1961 New York Yankees Cut Signature Framed Display with Mantle and Maris
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,528
This large and impressive framed display piece commemorates one of the most legendary ball clubs in history: the 1961 New York Yankees. The attractive design of the piece features a 14 x 11-inch black-and-white team photo of the 1961 World Champions surrounded by the cut signatures of the following forty team members: Houk (Mgr.), Mantle, Maris, Skowron, Richardson, Kubek, Boyer, Berra, Howard, Lopez, Blanchard, Cerv, Gardner, DeMaestri, Reed, Torgeson, Gonder, Johnson, Hale, Tresh, Thomas, Ford, Terry, Arroyo, Stafford, Coates, Sheldon, Daley, Turley, Reniff, Ditmar, Clevenger, McDevitt, Downing, Duren, James, Moses (coach), Crosetti (coach), Hegan (coach), and Sain (coach). All of the signatures, which have been penned in a variety of inks, grade "9" or "10" with the exception of Gonder ("6," light), and each cut has been matted to visible dimensions of approximately 4.5 x 2 inches. This is a remarkable near-complete 1961 New York Yankees signature collection that includes thirty-five of the thirty-six official roster players as well as manager Ralph Houk and all four coaches. Only pitcher Duke Maas, who appeared in just one game that season, is missing for completion. The 1961 New York Yankees are one of the most celebrated teams in history, due in part to the historic home-run duel waged between the famed "M&M Boys," Mantle and Maris. The pair combined for 115 home runs, helping the Yankees establish a new single-season record for home runs by a club, with 240 (since broken). They also won 109 games en route to capturing the first of two consecutive World Championships. This is an exceptional 1961 Yankees signed display piece, with extraordinary visual appeal, ideal for prominent home or office display as intended. Total Dimensions: 35.25 x 43.25 inches. Please Note: Due to the size and/or weight of this lot, shipping costs (depending on where it is sent and its method of shipping) may be substantial. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000++. SOLD FOR $1,528
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