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Known as the” M&M Boys”, Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris teamed up for one of the most exciting summers of baseball in 1961. With both men on the chase for beating Babe Ruth's record of sixty home runs in a season, the country watched carefully, many rooting against them in defense of Ruth keeping the record. Injuries led Mantle to drop out of the race near the end, but Maris continued, and in the final game of the season, he hit number 61. Putting a cherry-on-top of that magical season, the Yankees would also win the World Series in impressive fashion.

Offered here is a Spalding baseball with “Yankees” stamped on the sweet spot signed by 25 members of the 1961 World Champion New York Yankees. Hall of Famer Yogi Berra signed his name on the sweet spot and a clubhouse signature of Mickey Mantle is signed below. Most of the signatures have been signed in blue ballpoint pen, with some signing in black and include Roger Maris, Tony Kubek, Elston Howard, Bob Turley, Luis Arroyo, Bud Daley, Bill Skowron, Bobby Richardson, Johnny Blanchard, Bill Stafford, Clete Boyer, Joe DeMaestri, Bob Cerv, Earl Torgeson, Rollie Sheldon, Billy Gardner, Al Downing, Johnny Sain, Ralph Terry, Tex Clevenger, Hector Lopez, Hal Reniff and Jim Coates. The ball displays minor toning and the stampings and signatures are clear. This comes with a LOA from JSA (X04358).

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Minimum Bid: $400.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $799.50
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.
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