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1951 New York Giants National League Champions Team-Signed Ball (24 Autographs) with Rookie Willie Mays - Beckett LOA

Lot Number 1159

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Arguably the most important of all New York Giants seasons, 1951 saw Willie Mays' debut (May 25th) and first hit/HR (May 28th), as well as Bobby Thomson's Shot Heard Round the World. The Say Hey Kid took home Rookie of the Year honors to boot. This lightly scuffed, medium-toned unofficial ball just so happens to have Mays and Thomson right next to each other! Both feature distinctive early signature styles, "W. Mays" and "Bob Thomson." Their "6-7" sig strength is consistent with most of the rest of the ball, except for the nicer north panel.


Sweet Spot: Whitey Lockman, Leo Durocher (stamped).


North Panel: Earl Rapp, Hank Thompson, Hank Schenz (light), Larry Jansen, George Spencer, Don Mueller.


South Panel: Bill Rigney, Jack Lohrke, Monte Irvin (light), Dave Koslo, Ray Noble, Willie Mays, Bobby Thomson.


West Panel: Sal Yvars, Al Gettel, Ed Stanky, Sal Maglie.


East Panel: Al Dark, Jim Hearn, Clint Hartung, Monte Kennedy, Sheldon Jones, Wes Westrum.


Full LOA from BAS.

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