1961 New York Yankees Team Signed Baseball, 32 Signatures. PSA
1961 New York Yankees Team Signed Baseball
32 Total Signatures
The New York Yankees are the most successful baseball franchise in Major League history, winning 40 American League pennants and 27 World Series titles. Of these legendary squads, Ruth & Gehrig’s 1927 Murderers Row, DiMaggio’s 1939 Yankees, and most recently the 1998 Yankees headlined by Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera certainly stand out. However, the most dominant of all Bronx ball clubs was the 1961 Bombers, led by Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra, which won an incredible 109 games and lost just 53.
This important team-signed sphere is adorned with Yankees from that 1961 team, including Mantle (d.1995) and Yogi Berra (d. 2015) right-smack-dab on the sweet spot of this official American League baseball (B. Brown, pres.)
In addition to the those popular Hall of Fame greats, the ball also has been signed by these 1961 Yankees: Hall of Famer Whitey Ford, Tom Tresh (d. 2008), Johnny Blanchard (d.2009), Clete Boyer (d. 2007), Hal Reniff (An elusive signature, d. 2004), Moose Skowron (d. 2012), Ryne Duren (d. 2011), Bob Turley (d. 2013), Bill Stafford (d. 2001), Jim Coates, Rollie Sheldon, Art Ditmar, Billy Gardner, Jack Reed, Bob Hale (d. 2012), Bud Daley, Ralph Terry, Johnny James, Hector Lopez, Al Downing, Luis Arroyo (d. 2016), Danny McDevitt (d. 2010), Joe DeMaestri, Tex Clevenger, Jesse Gonder (d.2004), pitching coach Johnny Sain (d. 2006), Bob Cerv, and manager Ralph Houk (d. 2010).
Deron Johnson (d.1992) and Earl Torgeson (d.1990) can also be found on the side panels, two elusive signatures rarely seen on these baseballs. Interestingly,1961 was Torgeson's last year in the majors and Deron Johnson's first full season.
Chock with 32 dark blue ballpoint signatures on a white, official American League baseball (B. Brown, pres.). Generally team balls are signed by 23 to 27 players, so this one is special... A necessary piece for any serious Yankee Collector… show it off proudly!
Comes with a Letter of Authenticity from PSA/DNA