The middle season of the Yanks' unparalleled 5-year championship dynasty, 1951 is remembered above all for the passing of the torch from DiMaggio to Mantle. Offered here is the ultimate autograph tribute—an impressively ambitious display with pinstripe matting, a captioned team photo, a program cover image and 44 (!) signatures averaging "9" strength.
Topps Cards (apparent VG to EX): Collins, Coleman and Bauer.
Index Cards/Cuts (apparent NM): Ostrowski, Byrne, Brown, Shea, Silvera, Overmire, Mapes, Dickey, Houk, Johnson, Courtney, Turner, Raschi, Kuzava, Kramer, Crosetti, DiMaggio ("9"), Berra, Mize, Jensen, Reynolds, Stengel, Rizzuto, Henrich, McDougald, Ferrick, Martin, Wilson, Sain, Wiesler, Hopp, Nevel, Brideweser, Cerv, Hogue, Lopat, Sanford, Woodling, Mantle ("9-10"), Morgan and Schallock.
The monumental showpiece is framed to measure 33x41 (some frame wear). Full LOA from JSA.
Frames included with lots: while we make every effort to protect the frames included in these lots during pre-auction storage and post-auction shipping, we are not responsible for any damage to the frames themselves, and no refunds will be given due to frame damage.