NY Yankees 1942 Team Baseball Signed by McCarthy, DiMaggio, Dickey and Gomez.
Lot 5. NY Yankees 1942 Team Baseball Signed by McCarthy, DiMaggio, Dickey and Gomez. Twenty-four autographs are on an ex-m Official American League Harridge baseball. Fourteen signatures are ex 5 to nm 7. They include Joe McCarthy (nm 7) on the sweet spot; George Selkirk, Jim Turner, Hank Borowy and Joe DiMaggio (ex 5 to ex-m 6) on the north panel; Marv Breuer and Bud Hassett on the south; Lefty Grove (ex 5) on the east; and Bill Dickey (ex-m 6), Roy Cullenbine, Charlie Keller, Arthur Fletcher (coach), Tuck Stainback and a second Joe DiMaggio (ex 5 to ex-m 6) autograph on the west. Eight more autographs are generally vg-ex 4, with some vg-ex 4 to ex 5: Rollie Hemsley (vg 3 to vg-ex 4) above McCarthy on the sweet spot; Phil Rizzuto and Spud Chandler on the north; Red Ruffing, Red Rolfe, John Lindell, Ernie (Tiny) Bonham and one indecipherable on the south; and Johnny Murphy on the east. The ball also has a clubhouse Joe Gordon signature. These Yankees finished the season atop the American League, nine games ahead of the Red Sox. In the World Series, they lost to the Cardinals in five games. Winning Bid $1,129.