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Sat, Jul 9, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 684

1978 World Series Baseball Items, incl. NY Yankees Multi-Signed Ball

Estimate: $350 - $450

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Seven (7) Baseball items including 1978 Baseball World Series afterplay multi-signed baseball and program, including Yogi Berra, Thurman Munson. 1st item: Multi-signed baseball by players and coaches of the 1978 New York Yankees, including Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra (1925-2015); Thurman Lee Munson (1947-1979); John Arthur Fowler (1922-2007); Kenneth Earl Clay (b. 1954); Richard Michael "Goose" Gossage (b. 1951); Carroll Christopher Chambliss (b. 1948); John Milton "Mickey" Rivers (b. 1948); Roy Hilton White (b. 1943); Ronald Ames Guidry (b. 1950), nicknamed "Louisiana Lightning" and "Gator"; Eduardo Figueroa Padilla (b. 1948); Frederick Blair Stanley (b. 1947); and one (1) unidentified. Housed in a square plastic case. 4" H x 3 1/2" square. 2nd item: Multi-signed 1978 World Series Program, published by Cardinal Publishing Company, Indianapolis, 1978. Signed by Richard Michael "Goose" Gossage; Larry Stephen McCall (b. 1952); Louis Victor Piniella (b. 1943); John Arthur Fowler; Dick Howser (1936-1987); with one (1) unidentified signature and one (1) photocopy of baseball commissioner Bowie K. Kuhn's signature to page 3. 11" H x 8 1/2" W x 3/8" D. 3rd-4th items: Two (2) 1978 World Series paper ephemera items, including one (1) ticket and one (1) copy of the Los Angeles Times, Morning Final Edition, dated Wednesday, October 18, 1978 with the headline reading "Yankees KO Dodgers Again". 5th-7th items: Three (3) assorted paper ephemera items, including one (1) Art Fowler, Los Angeles Angels baseball card, circa 1963; one (1) black and white photograph of Fowler; and one (1) black and white photograph of a young woman. 3rd-7th items ranging in size from 3 5/8" H x 2 5/8" W to 24" H x 28" W. Note: the 1978 World Series was the 75th anniversary of the event. It was attended by Lillian Henderson of Tennessee, who dated Art Fowler and acquired these items during the Series.

Property of the Lincoln County Museum, Fayetteville, TN; Bequest of Mary Bright Wilson (1909-2004), formerly of Fayetteville, and descended in her family.


All items in overall good condition. Signatures to baseball and program are after-play signed, not graded. Signatures in overall good, legible condition. Paper items with toning/acid burn, tears, creases, light staining, areas of loss to be expected from age and manner of use.