In 1948, the Yankee faithful said goodbye to Babe Ruth (who died in August) and Bucky Harris (who was fired after the season and replaced with Casey Stengel). Then came a record 5 straight championships. This medium-toned, scuffed OAL (Harridge) ball carries mostly "5-7" signatures and barely visible stampings.
Sweet Spot: Joe DiMaggio ("5")
North Panel: Steve Souchock, Bobby Brown, Bill Johnson, Red Embree, Frank Crosetti, Ed Lopat (faint).
South Panel: Charlie Silvera, Bob Porterfield (d.1980), George Stirnweiss (d.1958), Charlie Keller, one other (faint).
West Panel: Yogi Berra (signed Larry), George McQuinn (d.1978), Tommy Byrne, Sherm Lollar (d.1977), one other (faint).
East Panel: Vic Raschi, Hank Bauer, Johnny Lindell, Joe Page.
Auction LOA from JSA.