Vintage Roger Maris New York Yankees Signed / Autographed Photo withCOA and Framed
Vintage Roger Maris New York Yankees Signed Photo w/COA. In the winter of 1959, the Kansas City A's traded right fielder Roger Maris to New York where the sweet-swinging lefty was no longer able to hide from the spotlight. MVP and Gold Glove awards in each of his first two seasons wearing pinstripes. He is best remembered, of course, for hitting 61 in'61 to set the single-season home run record which most purists argue should still stand. The chase to catch Babe Ruth's 60, as his flashier and more beloved teammate Mickey Mantle matched him dinger for dinger, should have been a glorious pursuit for Maris. Yet it grew into an almost unbearable saga for the quiet man of high integrity who cared more about winning than headlines. Roger smacked 33 homers and drove in another 100 runs in 1962, helping lead the Yankees to back-to-back World Series titles. The team would retire his number 9 in 1984, cementing his legacy as an all-time great within the holy confines of Yankee Stadium. This photo and frame were passed down to me from my brother who passed away in 1989. He did provide a letter of authenticity.
The autograph appears to have been written in blue ink. It has hung on a wall in my "man cave" ever since. Unfortunately, time passes for all of us.
I have so many collectibles. My wife tells me she would not know what to do with them when I kick-the-bucket. So, from my collection to yours. I hope to find this a good home.
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- Sport: Baseball-MLB
- Player: Roger Maris
- Signed: Yes
- Original/Reprint: Original
- Autograph Authentication: Signed In Person
- Product: Photo
- Team: New York Yankees
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Event/Tournament: Baseball