From the greatest run in baseball history comes this 1950 New York Yankees team-signed baseball. An OAL/Harridge model, this vintage ball was period signed by (29) members of the supremely talented 1950 Yankees team, which won the second World Series of a record run of five consecutive championship seasons. This ball is coated with a layer of shellac, and though the factory labeling stamps are considerably faded, enough detail remains to easily identify the type. Signature strength ranges ("5" to "7") unless noted. Auction LOA from JSA.
Featured signers are:
Sweet spot: Joe DiMaggio ("4", HOF);
North panel: Bill Dickey (coach, HOF), Jackie Jensen, Bobby Brown, Ed Lopat, Joe Page, Frank Crosetti (coach), "Casey" Stengel (manager, HOF);
South panel: "Yogi" Berra (HOF), Jerry Coleman, Phil Rizzuto (HOF), Joe Collins, Jim Turner (coach), Ralph Houk, Billy Martin (rookie season), Bill Johnson;
East panel: Fred Sanford (small hole mid-signature), Vic Raschi, Joe Ostrowski, Gene Woodling, Tommy Henrich, Cliff Mapes;
West Panel: Charlie Silvera, Tom Ferrick, Allie Reynolds, Tommy Byrne, Hank Bauer, Ed Ford (rookie season, HOF), Johnny Mize (HOF).