Over the past one hundred seasons, the New York Yankees franchise has enjoyed a succession of dynasties. The most recent reign was the eight year period 1996-2003, when the Yankees won 6 AL pennants, and 4 World Series. From this dominant era, comes this group of (6) partial team-signed baseballs. Plenty of big name stars are noted among the list of signers, including Hall of Famers Joe Torre and Mariano Rivera. All (6) of the balls are official league types ranging (EX to NM+), and a combined total of (84) autographs average ("8-9") potency, with deference to (6) weaker signatures on the same ball, as noted below. Auction LOA from JSA.
(4) 1999 Yankees team, all OAL/Budig balls, each with the same (12) autographs: Joe Torre (manager, HOF), Rickey Ledee, Jeff Nelson, Mariano Rivera (HOF), Don Zimmer (coach), Chili Davis, Joe Girardi, Mel Stottlemyre (coach), David Cone, Scott Brosius, Tony Cloninger (coach), Chris Chambliss (coach);
(2) 2003 Yankees team, both OML/Selig balls, each with the same (18) autographs: Joe Torre (manager, HOF), Chris Hammond, Chris Latham, Lee Mazzilli (coach), Jason Giambi, Roger Clemens, Jorge Posada, Alfonso Soriano, Mike Mussina (HOF), Antonio Osuna, Todd Zeile, Sterling Hitchcock, John Flaherty, Robin Ventura, Jeff Weaver, Mel Stottlemyre (coach), Rich Monteleone (coach), Enrique Wilson. One of these 2003 balls bears the (6) weaker signatures, which range ("4" to "7") with Hammond, Ventura, Posada, Stottlemyre, Flaherty, and Wilson.