Aiming for a sixth successive World Series title, the 1954 New York Yankees paced the big leagues with 805 runs en route to 103 regular-season triumphs. In their way, however, were the Cleveland Indians, who won a (then) American League record 111 games. This OAL Harridge baseball is autographed by (26) members of perhaps the best “runner-up” roster of all time. The sphere is covered with a vintage coat of shellac and features blue ballpoint pennings that average (“6”) strength and clarity. Includes:
Sweet Spot: Berra and Reynolds; North Panel: Mantle (“5” strength), Coleman, Miller, Bauer, Gorman and Byrd; South Panel: Lopat, E. Robinson, Brideweser, Woodling, Kuzava, Houk and Stengel (clubhouse); West Panel: McDougald, McDonald, Miranda, Silvera, Collins, Morgan, Ford and Carey; East Panel: Turner (clubhouse), Sain, Noren, Rizzuto and Shallock. Full photo LOA from JSA.