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**Also includes a vintage non-authentic Mickey Mantle "clubhouse" signature. Fairly common in the sport. Bat boys, ball boys or other clubhouse attendants might sign a "ghost" signature when the player was not available.
Ball was acquired from Mike Gutierrez Auctions, a Division of MastroNet, Inc. in October 2000. Comes with Letter of Authenticity from Mike Gutierrez. Gutierrez is one of the foremost sports autograph authenticators in the sports memorabilia business, having worked for many of the top auction houses, and is presently working for Heritage Auctions, and as a consultant for James Spence Authentication (JSA). He has authenticated and appraised some of the finest material in the hobby including the Historic Barry Halper Collection, the Mark McGwire 70th Home Run Baseball, the Bruce Lee Estate, the Pete Rozelle Estate, and the Muhammad Ali Estate.
A fantastic piece of New York Yankees history!
Overall excellent condition. Off-white in color. A couple of the signatures are light, otherwise very good to excellent vintage autographs with moderate degree of fading and/or wear. Some wear to pre-printed areas, but still legible. A couple of areas of very slight toning and light soiling from handling. From a smoke-free environment.
**IF THIS LISTING IS ACTIVE, THEN THE ITEM IS STILL AVAILABLE. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY.