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Circa 1930 Lloyd Waner Pittsburgh Pirates Game-Used Cap
Starting Bid - $1,500.00, Sold For - $6,900.00
Incredible circa 1930 Lloyd Waner game-worn Pittsburgh Pirates cap. Spalding professional model cap is black with "P" stitched in red on front. Black Spalding manufacturer's label and size "7" label appear on the interior leather band. "Lloyd Waner" is chain stitched in red, also on the interior leather band. Major League caps from this era are different from those of the modern era, in that they were manufactured with the player's name chain stitched in the interior, thus providing player identification and authentication in a manner simply not offered by caps of more recent origin. Major League caps from this era are extremely rare. Examples of Hall of Famers are rarer still. Lloyd Waner burst on to the scene in 1927, batting a robust .355 as a rookie outfielder with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Lloyd's brother Paul, a fellow Hall of Famer, had hit .336 in his first year in the league just a season earlier. Lloyd, also known as "Little Poison," would eclipse the .300 mark 11 times during his 18-year career, a feat that helped earn him enshrinement in Cooperstown in 1967. Vintage, game-used items such as this are rarely seen outside of the Hall of Fame. This is an ideal and very rare early cap style, from a significant Hall of Famer. In Excellent condition. LOA from Dave Bushing & Dan Knoll/SCD Authentic. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000/$5,000. SOLD FOR $6,900.00
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