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Circa 1930s Baseball Uniform Featuring a Unique "Braves" Patch
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For -
Little is known about the long-forgotten Depression-era team that once wore this uniform, but its great significance lies in its extraordinary design. The most striking feature of this circa 1930s flannel baseball uniform is the large and distinctive "Braves" patch adorning the left breast. The brown felt patch (4 x 4.5 inches) is cut in the form of an Indian brave, complete with head feathers. Accentuating the striking design is the fact that various shades of colorful paint (slightly faded and with some crazing) have been used to illustrate the facial features and decorate the headdress. The script letter "B" (almost certainly representing the team name, "Braves") has been appliquéd on the right breast in blue on black felt. The number "4" (2.5-inches in height) appears on the reverse in green felt. A red-on-blue braid is featured along the collar, button panel, and on each sleeve. In today's politically correct climate, such a uniform design would be unthinkable; however, in the 1930s, this and similar uniform designs were not uncommon. Despite that fact, few have survived the ages. The gray jersey displays a "Pomaco Flannel" label in the collar that also bears the size, "34." The jersey is accompanied by two pairs of matching gray pants that feature the identical two-color braid running down the side of each leg. While the exact locality and status (town team, semipro, minor league etc.) of the club to which this uniform belonged is pure conjecture, its former use is not. The jersey and both pair of pants displays heavy wear, including a number of stains throughout, but are free of any tears or moth holes commonly found in garments of this vintage. The coloring of the braid on one pair of pants is badly faded. Very Good condition overall. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR
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