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Circa 1950 Boston Braves Game-Used Road Flannel Jersey
Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $940.00
Boston Braves flannel jersey, featuring a zipper front, dating to the late 1940s/early 1950s. The gray road jersey features the team name “Braves” lettered across the front, below which appears the team'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. A “Horace Partridge” manufacturer’s label is located in the collar. The name tag, which should appear directly below, has been removed. 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 jersey did not have the “Indian Head” patch on the left sleeve). Aside from a number change on the reverse (team alteration, with vintage numbers) and the removal of the name tag, the jersey is completely original, as issued, and displays no other alterations. Moderate wear is evident throughout. This is an outstanding “style” jersey from the era and, in the eyes of many collectors, represents the most attractive jersey design ever created. Graded A5 by MEARS (base grade of 10, minus 2 points for the number change and minus another 3 points for the lack of player identification). From the Barry Halper Collection. LOA from Dave Bushing & Troy Kinunen/MEARS. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $940.00
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