ROGER MARIS - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 52142
Sale Price $467.50
The first Major Leaguer to hit more than 60 home runs signs this 8½x11 photocopy
Photocopy signed in Ink: "Roger Maris". B/w, 8½x11. Roger Maris (1934-1985), who played for the Cleveland Indians (1957-1958) and the Kansas City Athletics (1958-1959) before donning Yankee pinstripes in 1960, made baseball history on October 1, 1961, when hebroke Babe Ruth's season home run record of 60 by hitting his 61st homer. The record had stood for 34 years, and Maris still holds the AL record for most home runs in one season. His 37-year-old Major League record was broken in 1998 by National Leaguer Mark McGwire (70) and McGwire's record was broken three years later by National Leaguer Barry Bonds (73). Maris was named the American League's Most Valuable Player in 1961 for the second consecutive time (1960, 1961), and he was also a member of the All-Star team (his four appearances came in 1959, 1960, 1961 and 1962). Maris, who also won the Gold Glove in 1960, played in five World Series with the Yankees (1960-1964). After being traded to the St. Louis Cardinals at the end of the 1966 season, he again played in the World Series in the last two seasons of his career (1967, 1968). Image is slightly grainy. Otherwise, fine condition.
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