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Rare vintage 1943 World Champion New York Yankees signed Baseball Centennial first day cover ? includes HOFers DiMaggio (2x), McCarthy, Combs, and Gordon
"Baseball Centennial First Day Cover, 3¢ stamp affixed, postmarked on its first day of issue, Cooperstown, New York, June 12, 1939. Cacheted, 6.5? x 3.625?. Signed by 26 members of the 1943 World Champion New York Yankees. Very lightly soiled. Near Fine condition.Signed by Baseball Hall of Famers Joe DiMaggio (twice), Joe McCarthy (manager), Earle Combs (coach), and Joe Gordon, and Frank Crosetti, Charlie Keller, Bill Johnson, Tuck Stainback, Ken Sears, Nick Etten, Marius Russo, Hank Bowery, Oscar Grimes, Marvin Breuer, George Stirnweiss, Johnny Murphy, John Lindell, Bill Zuber, Rollie Hemsley, clubhouse signature of Bill Dickey, and, on verso, Tommy Byrne, Atley Donald, Charlie Wensloff, Spud Chandler, Bud Metheny, Jim Turner, and Ernie Bonham (died at 36 in 1949). Gordon and Combs have signed on verso as did DiMaggio, adding a second signature.Signed by all but two members of the 1943 World Champion New York Yankees: Aaron Robinson, who struck out in his only game played in 1943, and outfielder Roy Weatherly who played in 77 games. DiMaggio was in the military service during the 1943-1945 baseball seasons; his Hall of Fame plaque lists his years as ?New York A.L. 1936 to 1951.? Earle Combs retired at the end of the 1935 season after playing 12 years in the Yankees outfield (1924-1935); he continued as Yankee coach from 1936-1944.The 1943 New York Yankees finished 98-56, 13.5 games ahead of the 2nd place Washington Senators. Pitcher Spud Chandler led the majors with a 1.64 ERA. They won the World Series, defeating the National League Champion St. Louis Cardinals 4 games to 1.JSA pre-certified (guaranteed to receive full certification if submitted to JSA by buyer at buyer's expense)."
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