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The "most famous mascot in the world," Eddie Bennett was the 1927 New York Yankees bat boy. The rarest signature of all the '27 Yankees, this is one of only two signed photos known and this is by far the best. The number of Eddie Bennett autographs extant can be counted on one hand. Both the autograph and the Type I 8x10" wire photo are authenticated/slabbed by PSA/DNA. Fabulous image shows him leaping in his Yankees bat boy uniform circa 1927. Some chipping to edges, but contrast is perfect. The autograph in white is personalized to "George Hogg," perhaps the Titanic survivor. A hunchbacked dwarf, Eddie's path with storied teams is legendary. Working for the league champion 1919 "Black Sox" and 1920 Brooklyn Robins, he moved across the river to Yankee Stadium. It was kismet, as both Bennett and the Yankees were born in 1903. Eddie died of alcoholism in 1935 at the age of 32. Most recently Bennett's life was eulogized by billionaire Warren Buffet in 2002. Buffett stated at his annual shareholder's dinner that Bennett was a key role model during Buffet's career in investing, "A winner at every cost."
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