Laguna Niguel, Calif. - Only the next couple days remains in the bidding process for a signed team photo of the legendary 1927 Yankees. Forty-seven signatures grace this baseball relic, which is one of many historic pieces offered in SCP Auctions' first auction of the year.
With a pre-sale estimate of $75,000-$100,000, the autographed 1927 Yankees photo is a rare one-of-a-kind piece as well as one of the finest photos available to collectors, graded at PSA Mint 9.
Originally given by Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert to James Hanes, manager of the Hollywood Beach Hotel in Hollywood, Fla. as a token of Ruppert's gratitude for his many visits during the winter and spring training, the photo changed hands to a family friend after Hanes passed away.
Dubbed "Murderer's Row," the 1927 Yankees outscored their opponents by nearly 400 runs and hit a staggering .307 as a team. Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig lead the New York powerhouse, with Ruth setting his single-season home run record of 60 and Gehrig hitting .373 with 47 home runs and a league-leading 175 RBIs. Coupled with a pitching staff that included four pitchers with 18 or more wins, the Bronx Bombers won the American League pennant by 19 games and defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates in the World Series.
Other highlights from the auction include a rare 1916-1918 Harry Hooper Boston Red Sox jersey and an autographed, game-used 1955 Mickey Mantle jersey.
Each of the 600-plus items is featured on the SCP Auctions web site at www.SCPAuctions.com. The auction will be open to registered bidders through January 28. For more information call (800) 350-2273.