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On July 18th, 1927, the scorching hot New York Yankees won their third consecutive game over the St. Louis Browns by a score of 10-6 at Sportsman’s Park. The Yankees, with their dominant Murderer’s Row lineup, improved their record to 63-25 with this victory, putting themselves one step closer to an inevitable American League pennant. The Yanks finished the 1927 campaign with a staggering 110 victories, winning the Junior Circuit pennant by a comfortable 19-game margin over the Philadelphia Athletics. A matchup in the World Series against the Pittsburgh Pirates was a mere formality for Miller Huggins and his 25 Yankees as the Bronx Bombers won their second World Series title in a quick four-game sweep.

This scorecard has been signed by Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Tony Lazzeri, the three offensive superstars for baseball’s best-ever team. Ruth set the world on fire in 1927, breaking his own MLB record with 60 home runs, adding 165 RBI and a .356 batting average. Gehrig, thriving in Ruth’s considerable shadow, also turned in a season for ages, handing in a Triple Crown slash line of .373/47/173. Gehrig came within 10 bases of Babe Ruth’s single-season total bases record of 457 as the first baseman hit 52 doubles and 18 triples to go with his 47 homers. Lazzeri, in only his second MLB season, hit for a .309 batting average with 18 homers, 102 RBI, and 22 stolen bases from the second base position. Ruth was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s inaugural class in 1936, with Gehrig inducted via special election in 1939, and Lazzeri joining in 1991.

Printed by Boggiano Bros. Printing Company, this scorecard is scored in pencil up until the ninth inning for the Yanks and the seventh inning for the Browns in gray pencil. The 10-6 game was more lopsided than the final score indicated, as only a George Sisler grand slam in the bottom of the ninth against Yankees starter George Pipgras brought the game within reach for the Browns. This was the 92nd home run of Sisler’s career. Gehrig also homered in this game, driving in Lazzeri and Earl Combs in the eighth inning for the 68th longball of his career. Ernie Nevers, who holds the NFL record with 40 points scored in a game, gave up the home run to Gehrig. Ruth, hitting in his typical cleanup spot, finished 1-4 with a walk. Lazzeri started the game on the bench but replaced Ray Moreheart in the bottom of the first inning and finished the game 1-3 with two RBI and two runs scored.

The three Hall of Famers have signed the inside of this scorecard in gray pencil, with Gehrig’s signature appearing on his line of the box score. Ruth has signed the left border of the Yankees box score vertically, while Lazzeri’s signature appears next to an advertisement for the Thunderbolt Self-Vulcanizing Patch. Despite this game taking place in July of 1927, “1928” is written on the upper left-hand corner of the cover in gray pencil. This scorecard is in good condition, with the only noticeable blemish a small tear on the lower portion of the binding. This incredible vintage scorecard comes with a LOA from JSA (Z83386) for the signatures.

1927 Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig & Tony Lazzeri Multi Signed New York Yankees Scorecard (JSA)
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Auction closed on Sunday, August 12, 2018.
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