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Circa 1950 Boston Braves Game-Used Road Jersey
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $1,175.00
Boston Braves flannel jersey, featuring a zipper front, dating to the late 1940s/early 1950s. This is an outstanding “style” jersey from the era and, in the eyes of many collectors, represents one of the most attractive of all Major League jersey designs ever employed. The gray road jersey features the team name “Braves” lettered across the front, below which appears the club's familiar “tomahawk” design. The number “22” is located on the reverse. All letters and numerals are appliquéd in red on navy felt. The tomahawk is appliquéd in black on gold felt. A colorful “Indian Head” patch is situated on the left sleeve. Both a “Horace Partridge” manufacturer’s label and adjacent “46” size tag are located in the collar; however, the name tag, which should appear directly below, has been removed. Because several players wore the number "22" during the years the Braves wore this style, it is impossible to identify with certainty exactly who wore this jersey. A number of players wore number “22” between the years 1946 and 1950, including Danny Litwhiler in 1946. There is no year designation, but this jersey style was only employed by the Braves from 1946 through 1950 and in 1952 (in 1951 the team did not have the “Indian Head” patch on the left sleeve). Aside from the removal of the name tag, the jersey is completely original, as issued, and displays no other alterations. Moderate wear is evident throughout and the zipper is fully functional. Graded A7 by MEARS (base grade of 10, with 3 points deducted for the lack of positive player identification). From the Barry Halper Collection. LOA from Dave Bushing & Troy Kinunen/MEARS. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $1,175.00
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