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Lot # 623: 1956 Don Larsen World Series Perfect Game Used Baseball w/Great Provenance (PSA)

Starting Bid: $5,000.00

Bids: 5 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Summer Classic 2022",
which ran from 8/28/2022 7:00 PM to
9/17/2022 10:00 PM

Fascinating and historic lot with a great - if painful - backstory. Ben Price was the photographer and Picture Editor of the New York Herald Tribune and was assigned to cover the World Series game between the Yankees and the Dodgers on October 8, 1956. Ben's large camera was set on a heavy tripod and during the game, the camera and tripod tumbled over, breaking Ben's arm. Price was then taken into the Yankees' locker room where the team physician ultimately set his arm in a cast. Upon returning to the clubhouse following the game, which turned out to be Don Larsen's immortal Perfect Game, Billy Martin spotted the photographer and, noting that he was in great discomfort, told him to "hold on." Martin then went to Larsen, who took a baseball, signed it and inscribed, "Ben Price Sorry About the Accident. Get Well Soon. Don Larsen Oct. 8, 1956 Yankees Dodgers World Series No Hit 2 - 0 NY." Price then met Bob Feller in 1974 and had him sign the ball with "4/26/1974" inscription. The Official American League (Harridge) ball comes with LOA from the Price family. Stampings have mostly faded but remnants remain faintly visible, print is also somewhat faded but legible. Ball has a couple of minor blemishes and light toning but presents VG-EX. Comes with PSA LOA for signature.

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