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DUSTY (JAMES) RHODES - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: JOHNNY PODRES, DON LARSEN - HFSID 272475

NEW YORK WORLD SERIES HEROES, 1954-1956: DUSTY RHODES, JOHNNY PODRES and DON LARSEN. Composite Photograph signed: "Dusty Rhodes/1954 WSMVP/NY Giants", "Johnny Podres/55 WSMVP/Brooklyn Dodgers", "Don Larsen/56 WS MVP/NY Yankees". Color, 20x16.

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NEW YORK WORLD SERIES HEROES, 1954-1956: DUSTY RHODES, JOHNNY PODRES and DON LARSEN. Composite Photograph signed: "Dusty Rhodes/1954 WSMVP/NY Giants", "Johnny Podres/55 WSMVP/Brooklyn Dodgers", "Don Larsen/56 WS MVP/NY Yankees". Color, 20x16. Individual photos of the three ballplayers are featured against a backdrop of each man's heroic moment and his team's home stadium. The years from 1949-1956 were a Golden Age of baseball for New York City. Over that 8-year stretch, a New York team was in the World Series every year. In six of those years, both Leagues were represented by a New York Franchise. This poster features the Series Most Valuable Players from the years 1954-1956, one from each New York team. None of these three players were Hall of Famers, nor the best players on their teams during the regular season, but each rose to the challenge of the fall classic. In 1954, pinch hitter DUSTY RHODES powered the Giants to a 4-game sweep of the favored Cleveland Indians with 4 hits, including two homers, in 6 at bats against the formidable Indians pitching staff, driving in six runs. In 1955 JOHNNY PODRES pitched two Series victories, including a 2-0 shutout in Game 7, to give Brooklyn its first (and last) World Series triumph after five prior losses to their Bronx rivals. In 1956, it was the Yankee fan's turn to cheer. On October 8, DON LARSEN retired 27 Dodgers in a row, pitching that extreme rarity, a perfect game, the only no-hitter in World Series history. The Yankees won the Series that year 4 games to 3. New York baseball suffered a stunning setback after the 1957 season, when the Dodgers and Giants departed New York for the West Coast, resettling in Los Angeles and San Francisco, respectively. The Yankees continued to dominate the American League until the mid-1960s, but not until 1969 would the NL again be represented by a New York team, the Mets. Authenticating hologram in lower right corner. Fine condition.

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