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1945-1946 New York Yankees Team-Signed Frank Graham Hardback Book (46 Signatures) with McCarthy, Rizzuto & Keller

Lot Number 890

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Author Frank Graham's Putnam Series tribute to Yankeedom was published in 1943, when the war came home to Yankee Stadium as DiMaggio, Henrich, Ruffing and Rizzuto left for military service. By 1945-46, baseball was returning to normalcy—and that's when a devoted autograph collector toted around this First Edition hardback copy in order to acquire nearly 50 Yankee signatures. All appear on the front and back of the half-title page and range from "7-10" strength in their fountain-pen glory. The signature page has a rough edge and reverse staining, while the book itself is about GD overall with a heavy interior spine split in between the half-title page and the title page. Included are: George Stirnweiss, Joe McCarthy, Ken Holcombe, Tuck Stainback, Jim Turner, Charlie Keller, Arthur Fletcher, Mike Milosevich, Bill Bevens, Bud Matheny, Allen Gettel, Don Savage, Red Ruffing, Aaron Robinson (2), Nick Etten, Steve Roser, Walt Dubiel, Wilt Dubiel, Bill Drescher, Paul Schreiber, Oscar Grimes, Mike Garbark, Joe Page, Bill Zuber, Russ Derry, Bud Souchock, Ken Silvestri, Randy Gumpert, John Lindell, Joe DiMaggio (clubhouse signature), Clarence Marshall, Tommy Byrne, Frank Crosetti, Bill Johnson, Mel Queen, Ernie Bonham, Johnny Murphy, Joe Gordon, Spud Chandler, Al Gettel, Bill Wight, Red Rolfe, Marius Russo, Tom Henrich, Phil Rizzuto, Bill Dickey. One-of-a-kind, to be sure! Auction LOA from JSA.


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