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1961 New York Yankees Yearbook Signed by 34 Players, Including Mantle
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $2,015
This 1961 New York Yankees yearbook (revised edition) features the blue-ink signatures of thirty-four members of the World Champion 1961 New York Yankees. All of the players have signed on the interior, with most having signed next to their respective photos. The signatures featured here are those of Tom Tresh, Jesse Gonder, Ryne Duren, Danny McDevitt (twice), John James, Bob Hale, Hal Reniff, Lee Thomas, Art Ditmar, Bob Cerv, Jack Reed, Ralph Houk, John Sain, Mickey Mantle, Hector Lopez, Yogi Berra, Johnny Blanchard, Moose Skowron, Tony Kubek, Bobby Richardson, Clete Boyer, Joe DeMaestri, Whitey Ford, Bud Daley, Bob Turley, Jim Coates, Ralph Terry, Rollie Sheldon, Bill Stafford, Luis Arroyo, Tex Clevenger, Al Downing, Bill Gardner, and Earl Torgeson. The book has also been signed by Yankees batboy Frank Prudenti, Jake Gibbs and Joe Pepitone (both of whom are pictured in the Yankees farm-team section), and Paul Foytak, Jack Fisher, Tracy Stallard, and Sal Durante (all of whom have signed on Maris' page). (Foytak gave up Maris' first home run in 1961; Fisher gave up Maris' 60th home run, Stallard gave up Maris' 61st home run, and Sal Durante is the fan who caught Maris' 61st home run.) All of the signatures have been flawlessly scripted and grade "10." The sketch book (8.25 x 11 inches) displays a number of light creases. In Very Good to Excellent condition. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $200. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $2,015
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