Thurman Munson Single-Autographed (MacPhail) Ball, PSA/DNA Grade 8.5, Autograph Grade 9Go Back
Thurman Munson Single-Autographed (MacPhail) Ball, PSA/DNA Grade 8.5, Autograph Grade 9
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Launched by his crowning as the American League’s Rookie of the Year in 1970, Thurman Munson’s diamond presence continued with seven All-Star appearances, and he was awarded the league’s MVP trophy in 1976. But then, numbers are numbers; Munson’s finest gift to the Yankees was intangible. Tacitly acknowledged as the on-field patriarch, he guided the Yankee ship to three pennants that culminated in two world championships. Sadly, his stellar eleven-year career was ended prematurely by an airplane accident. After the tragedy, the Yankees retired the captain’s No. 15 uniform and his legacy became a welcome addition to Yankee Monument Park. Indeed, a niche in Cooperstown awaits permanent acknowledgement for Thurman Munson.
Because Thurman Munson was a reluctant signer, authentic autographs of the late Yankee catcher are quite difficult to find. Fortunately, in response to one admirer’s request, Munson penned his identity to this OAL (MacPhail) baseball. This particular ball was graded 8.5 by PSA – ball grade 8; signature grade 9. The medium is perfectly fresh and as is evident in our photo. The strong signature is clean and legible on the sweet spot, fully meriting its close to perfect evaluation. This is the finest example we’ve had of such a difficult ball to find in such a high grade.
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Ball,Pennant,Signed,Trophy,Uniform,Yankees Thurman Munson
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