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1931 Yankees Team-Signed "Home Run Special" Ball (28 Signatures, 9 Hall of Famers) with Ruth and Gehrig - Full JSA

Item Number 45058

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Description

There's no better ball than a Babe Ruth "Home Run Special" for the Ruth-and-Gehrig-led Murderers' Row Yankees. This red-and-blue-seamed, lightly soiled/toned example showcases signatures averaging "5-8" strength overall.

 

Sweet Spot: Ruth ("8")

North Panel: Rhodes, McCorry, Weaver, Weinert, Chapman, Fletcher, Combs

South Panel: Jorgens, McEvoy, PennockRuffing, Cooke, Sewell, Hoag

West Panel: Johnson, Sherid, Wells, Burke (clubhouse), Byrd

East Panel: Gehrig ("7-8"), GomezDickey, Pipgras, McCarthy (clubhouse), Lazzeri, Perkins, Brown

 

Long ago, a fan named Stewart Laidlaw signed the sweet spot below Ruth, and an accompanying LOA from the Laidlaw family reads, "Tucker: Your great-great grandfather Benjamin Porter Laidlaw and his wife Christina Galbraith Perry Laidlaw during the 1930s spent their vacation for several months in St. Petersburg, Florida. I believe that it was during the winter of 1935 that the Yankees spring training was held in St. Petersburg and Tony Lazzeri who played second base for the Yankees was living in the same complex as your great-great grandfather and they became friends. Benjamin Laidlaw knew I was a fan of the Yankees and asked Tony to get a baseball with the Yankee players' signatures, which he did. The baseball has the signatures of most of the Yankee players, manager and coaches. You will note that there are two signatures that were not on the Yankee roster! My grandfather spoke of the many scars on Tony's legs. In those days, players wore metal spikes and players sliding into 2nd base spiked him quite often. I know you will treasure 'the ball.' Grandpere."

 

Full photo LOA from JSA.



 
 
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