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1956 Gene Conley Milwaukee Braves Game-Used Home Flannel Jersey
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $2,204.00
This extremely desirable Milwaukee Braves "Tomahawk" style jersey belonged to Gene Conley, one of the few ballplayers to have ever played professionally in more than one sport. During baseball's off-season, the 6-foot 9-inch Conley played basketball for the Boston Celtics. As a baseball player, he won 14 for Milwaukee and finished second in NL Rookie of the Year balloting in 1954. In the 1955 All-Star Game, Conley struck out Al Kaline, Mickey Vernon, and Al Rosen in the top of the 12th inning. Moments later, Stan Musial homered for the NL, making Conley the winning pitcher. This zipper-front flannel jersey was worn during the 1956 season and again during the 1957 World Championship season when the Braves changed the Indian head patch which appears on the left sleeve of this jersey. On the left front tail is the "Wilson" label, which includes the size "46." Below this is a wash tag and a white felt patch reading "Conley 56" in red chain stitch. The front of the jersey has "Braves" in script-style lettering, above the Braves multicolored felt tomahawk patch. The player number "17" appears on both the left breast and on the back of the shirt. This number has been team-changed from the original player number "22." The letters and numbers are red on black felt. Some very minor staining on the back. The jersey shows excellent game use. SCD Authentic Grade: A7. LOA from Dave Bushing & Dan Knoll/SCD Authentic. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $2,204.00
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