Pinstripers of the pre-war period live on with this NY Yankees autograph display lot of (3). Each of these key contributors to the Yankees tremendous success was a member of at least one championship team, including "Whitey" Witt (d.1988) who was the last surviving member of the franchise's first World Series winning team of 1923. Also featured are two other prominent players who were stars of the 1920s-1930s, with Bill Dickey and Mark Koeing. Auction LOA from JSA.
"Whitey" Witt is represented here with a 1988 Counterpane Press "Opening Day 1923 Yankee Stadium" deluxe print commemorating the first game played at Yankee Stadium. Located on a section printed with the game's boxscore, Witt's autograph shows ("8-9") potency and the handsome print displays in like-new state. This piece is framed to overall dimensions of 17x21 and an accompanying COA notes it as number "5" from a limited edition of "125".
Mark Koeing (d.1993) was a less famous but vital cog in the back-to-back World Series champions 1927-1928 Yankees squads. As a member of the famous "Murderer's Row" lineup, he set the table for big boppers Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Bob Muesel and Tony Lazzeri. Koenig has provided a ("9") strength autograph to a 1987 Muderer's Row hand-set print noted on the accompanying Counterpane Press COA as number "17" from a limited edition of "125". Housed in a wood frame measuring 18x22, this stately print presents as like-new.
HOFer Bill Dickey (d.1993) was a true baseball lifer, who earned eight World Series championships as a player and another six as a coach. His total of fourteen WS rings is second only to teammate Frankie Crosetti who tallied a remarkable total of seventeen. Posed wearing the "tools of ignorance", Dickey is the cover subject of a 10/2/38 "Sunday Mirror" magazine cover. This vintage periodical is mounted to overall dimensions of 18x22 in a wood frame that is identical to that of the Koenig piece listed above. Dickey's solid signature shows ("9") strength and the magazine presents in excellent condition.
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.