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Mickey Owen Signed & Framed "Dropped Third Strike" Display

Lot Number 1464

Quantity: Bid Starts: 02/07/2020 12:00:00 
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Poor, Mickey Owen. Despite being a defensive stalwart throughout his 18-year career, he will be forever known for the one he didn't catch. According to the event's Wikipedia page: "With the Dodgers leading 4–3 and 2 outs for the Yankees in the top of the ninth inning and the count 3–2 on Tommy Henrich, Henrich swung and missed at strike 3, which would have been the final out of the game, but the ball eluded Owen and went to the backstop, allowing Henrich to make it safely to first base. The Yankees then rallied and scored four runs in the remainder of the inning and won the game 7–4. Instead of the series being tied, the victory gave the Yankees a 3–1 lead. The next day, they beat the Dodgers 3–1 in Game 5 and won the World Championship. The Dodgers did not return to the World Series until 1947 and didn't win the series until 1955."


The offered display is framed and matted to 29-1/2 x 25" dimensions (with moderate wear to the wooden exterior). The event's details are portrayed and a pair of period collectibles are present. Includes: 1.) Owen signed 1961 Nu-Card Scoops #475 in blue ink ("8", JSA cert card) and 2.) 1941 World Series Game 4 press pass (FR, writing). These keepsakes are adhered to the display and the condition of the reverses are unknown.


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