RARE AUTOGRAPH BASEBALL SIGNED BY MEMBERS OF THE 1953 CHAMPION NEW YORK YANKEES BASEBALL TEAM; SIGNED BY MICKEY MANTLE ON THE SWEETSPOT
New York Yankees Signed 1953 Baseball.
Mantle, Mickey; Whitey Ford; Yogi Berra,; Ewell Blackwell; Phil Rizzuto et al.$4,500.00
Item Number: 96560
Rare official Rawlings American baseball signed by members of the 1953 New York Yankees baseball team. Signed by Mickey Mantle and Ewell Blackwell on the sweetspot; Johnny Sain, Whitey Ford, Ed Lopat, and Yogi Berra on the north panel; Bill Miller, Allie Reynolds, Billy Martin, and Phil Rizzuto on the south panel; Gene Woodling on the east panel; and Johnny Mize, Hank Bauer, and Don Bollweg on the west panel. In fine condition. An exceptional example, particularly desirable signed by Mantle, Ford and Berra.
In the 1953 World Series Championship the New York Yankees defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers in six games; the Yankees' fifth consecutive World Series win, a record that still stands. Notable team members included Mickey Mantle who is regarded as the greatest switch hitter in baseball, White Ford who had is entire 16-year MLB career with the Yankees, and Yogi Berra who became an 18-time All-Star and won 10 World Series championships as a player (more than any other player in MLB history).