Mariano RIVERA Yankees 99 WS MVP Signed Baseball COA

This auction is for an authentic Major League Baseball hand-signed by one of the greatest pitchers of all time: Mariano Rivera.

This ball bears Rivera's signature across the Rawlings ball's sweetspot and commemorates Rivera's Most Valuable Player Award during the 1999 World Series between the Yankees and the Atlanta Braves The Yankees swept the Braves in four games for their second title in a row and their 25th overall. Signed in blue ballpoint ink, the ball reads: "Mariano Rivera 99 W.S. M.V.P."

Debuting for the New York Yankees on May 23, 1995, this right-handed pitcher is referred to as the greatest postseason relief pitcher and the greatest closer in baseball history. Along with having the third most career regular season saves in Major League history, Rivera is the Major League's all-time postseason leader in saves and ERA. In his career with the Yankees, Rivera has won 4 World Series titles (1999, 2001, 2004 and 2005).

Well-known for his signature pitch, a sharp-breaking cut fastball, Rivera is the last active MLB player to wear the uniform number 42, which was retired throughout baseball in 1997 in honor of Jackie Robinson.

The personal autograph on this baseball is unconditionally guarenteed by All American Collectibles, which has affixed a hologram on the ball, as well as a second hologram
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