1961 Yankees Team-Signed Letter Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, etc. – COA JSA
The argument can be made that the 1961 Yankees was the best big league team of the second half of the 20th century and perhaps only the 1927 Yankees team can be compared to them over the entire century. Certainly the stats are beyond impressive: Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris staged their celebrated home run duel which Maris won and wound up breaking Babe Ruth’s single-season record of 60 dingers in the process; Whitey Ford won 25 games, Luis Arroyo saved 29, the team had six pitchers who won more than 10 games; the Yanks hit 240 home runs, and won the pennant over a good Detroit Tigers team by eight games and then blitzed the Reds in five games in the World Series.
This team display contains 18 signatures in ballpoint pen as part of the salutations of a typed letter. In summary, the letter generates prayers for nun by the name Sister Mary Ignatius who was having an operation. The letter is on New York Yankees letterhead and dated April 3, 1961 right before the famous season kicked off. Well-wishing signers include: Johnny Blanchard; Joe DeMaestri; Yogi Berra; Moose Skowron; Jim Coates; Bob Turley; Ralph Terry; Whitey Ford; Mickey Mantle; Roger Maris; Bill Stafford; Clete Boyer; Danny McDevitt; Jack Reed; Art Ditmar; Ted Weiand; Ryne Duren and Ralph Houk.
The original mailing envelope is also featured in the display (16″ x 23-1/4″). Overall, a wonderful keepsake preserved from a historical season.
Authentication: JSA Full Letter
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