Pretty much a New York Yankees reunion souvenir, this c.1970 OAL/Cronin baseball (EX+) is adorned with (25) autographs showing average ("8-9") potency. With exception to HOFer George L. Kelly who starred with the New York Giants about a hundred years ago, every identified signer of this baseball is a Yankees alumnus. As you would expect of any item signed by so many "Pinstripers", there are plenty of legends to go around, such as 1927 team member Joe Dugan, HOF catcher Bill Dickey, World Series perfect game hurler Don Larsen, pitching aces Allie Reynolds, Vic Raschi and Bob Shawkey, and the toughest man to strikeout of all-time, HOF infielder Joe Sewell. All this adds up to collectible gem that rings the pride of ownership bell loudly. Full photo LOA from JSA.
Featured signers are:
Sweet spot: George L. Kelly (d.1984), undetermined, Bob Shawkey (d.1980)
North panel: Joe Glenn (d.1985), Joe Sewell (d.1990), Tommy Byrne (d.2007), Joe Dugan (d.1982), Vic Raschi (d.1988)
South panel: John Lindell (d.1985), Bobby Brown, Johnny Blanchard (d.2009), Andy Carey (d.2011), Bill Bevens (d.1991), Oscar Roettger (d.1986)
East panel: undetermined, Jake Gibbs, Joe Page (d.1980), Allie Reynolds (d.1994), undetermined
West panel: Whitey Witt (d.1988), Bill Dickey (d.1993), Atley Donald (d.1992), Johnny Kucks (d.2013), Don Larsen (d.2020)
Reverse sweet spot: Jerry Coleman (d.2014)