June 18th, 2014 Summer Games Catalog Auction (#41)
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This lot is closed. Bidding ended on 6/19/2014.
In the 1923 World Series, one of the earliest “Subway Series”, the New York Yankees beat the New York Giants in six games. This would be the first of the 27 World Series championships for the Yankees franchise. “Spalding” manufactured red-and-blue stitched ONL Heydler baseball. “WORLD SERIES 1923” appears on the sweet spot in period black fountain ink. The west panel features an inscription that reads, “OCTOBER 13, 1923 - POLO GROUNDS - NEW YORK - 4TH GAME - YANKEES 8 GIANTS 4”. Jimmy Spence of JSA examined the baseball under a spectrograph machine to view the inscriptions. The ball is in VG condition and shows signs of heavy game-use. The baseball is accompanied by a LOA from Dick Dobbins who states that he acquired it through the estate of Hall of Famer George “High Pockets” Kelly, first baseman for the Giants in 1923. A true piece of World Series history.
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Minimum Bid: $200
Price Realized: $1,016
Number Bids: 12
Auction closed on Thursday, June 19, 2014.
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