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1951 New York Yankees World Champions Team Signed OAL (Harridge) Baseball Incl. Rookie Mantle & DiMaggio (PSA/DNA 7.5)

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1951 will forever stand as a definitive year in the history of the New York Yankees franchise. Not only does it represent the hub of the Yankees record run of five consecutive titles, but it also signifies the lone convergence of two of the team’s most iconic figures. It has often been reported that Joe DiMaggio wanted to retire before he became an "ordinary" player. Hastened by bone spurs in his heel, the 1951 season would be the curtain call of the "Yankee Clipper". However, it also marked the arrival of the "Oklahoma Kid", Mickey Mantle, who bore the weight of unbridled expectations to fill the gap in centerfield.