"Little Johnny" recovered from his injuries and became a successful executive. He passed away in 1990 at 84 years of age. The 1926 Yankees team-signed ball and the letters from Ruth were part of an auction that was being by John Sylvester, Jr. The entire collection ended up selling for over $400,00.00.
Johnny Silvester Collection - Winning Bids
1926 New York Yankees Team Signed Baseball - $250,642.00
1926 Babe Ruth to Johnny Sylvester "I will try to knock a homer" Letter - $71,554.00
1926 Babe Ruth to 2nd Letter to Johnny Sylvester (After visit to Johnny's home) - $76,747.00
1926 Bill Tilden U.S. National Championships Tennis Raquet and Letter - $6,436.00
1926 Red Grange Football and Letter to Johnny - $3,300.00
1926 Rogers Hornsby Letter to Johnny - $3,000.00