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1922 World Champion New York Giants Team-Signed Ball With Mathewson, McGraw and Full JSA

Lot Number 356

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Description

On increasingly adverse terms with their co-tenants, the New York Giants maintained the upper hand as they swept the 1922 World Series at the Polo Grounds. In the realm of team-signed baseballs, it seldom gets better than this ONL Heydler sphere endorsed by (17) members of that 1922 World Champion roster. The swagger and certainty were undoubtedly intangibles with which those Giants ruled the baseball world and, more importantly, the Yankees. Following the Yankees’ addition of Babe Ruth in 1920, they promptly out-drew the Giants and drew the ire of team owner Charles Stoneham. Shortly thereafter, the Giants brass issued an eviction notice, telling the Yankees to move “to Queens or some other out of the way place.” They eventually did, of course, and have since won more titles than any team in American sports. Bur as they played out their final season as Polo Grounds inhabitants, the soon to be “Bronx Bombers” succumbed to the Giants as Ruth was held to a paltry .118 (2 for 17) Fall Classic average. The medium-toned orb showcases prominent trademark stampings and blue-ink fountain pen scriptings that range between (“6”) and (“2-3”) in terms of potency. Readily identifiable signatures include: South Panel: Ryan, Dolan (coach) and Smith; West Panel: Jonnard and Blume; East Panel: Mathewson (coach, d.1935; “6” strength) and Barnes. Remaining signatures identified by JSA but too difficult to determine with the naked eye include: Bancroft, (2) Barnes, Frisch, Groh, Hill, Kelly, McGraw (manager), Mehf, Scott and Snyder. Full photo LOA from JSA.   

 

 

 

 

 

  



 
 
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