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Sale of 1929 N.Y. Yankees Team-Signed Ball to Benefit Prep School

A 1929 N.Y. Yankees team-signed baseball is on the auction block, courtesy of a prep school in New Jersey. The ball, signed by Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and other Hall of Famers, was acquired by a former monk at the school. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the more than 500 students enrolled at the school.

A 1929 New York Yankees team-signed ball is now available online with proceeds from the auction going to St. Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark, N.J.

Bidding ends Dec. 13 for the ball that includes signatures of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and former owner of the Yankees Jacob Ruppert, who was just announced as one of the newest member of the Hall of Fame. There are a total of 20 signatures signed with black steel-tip fountain pen. The ball was authenticated by JSA.


Manage My Auction, LLC contacted, Kevin Moriarty, at St. Benedict’s Preparatory School and advised that the baseball should be authenticated by James Spence Authentication who happened to be located nearby. Kevin states, “We were excited about the potential this baseball had to help raise funds for our institution and programs," said Kevin Moriarty of St. Benedict's Preparatory School. "We were thrilled when the baseball was deemed authentic and plans began to get a game plan together to auction the baseball.”

The ball includes signatures of Marvin Huggins, Herb Pennock, Tony Lazzeri, Leo Durocher, all members of the Hall of Fame.


The original owner of the baseball was a Benedictine Monk at St. Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark, N.J. The Monk passed away and left the ball behind at the school where it was later discovered in the Monk’s room. The ball has been passed down to school officials and family before finally being donated back to St. Benedict's Preparatory to be sold at auction. The school is rich with tradition in academics, athletics and leadership. The proceeds from this auction will benefit 550 young men who are underserved. Ninety-eight percent of all graduates of St. Benedict’s Preparatory attend college.

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