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1968 Joe Coleman Washington Senators Game-Used Road Jersey
Starting Bid - $300.00 , Sold For - $1,410.00
Washington Senators road jersey worn by pitcher Joe Coleman in 1968. Graded A9.5 by MEARS. The jersey is lettered "Senators" across the front and features the number "20" on the reverse. All letters and numerals are appliquéd in red on blue tackle twill. A "Wilson 42" label appears in the collar and on the left front tail. An additional "Wilson" tag, reading "1968 - Set 2," is also located on the left front tail. The jersey is completely original, with no alterations, and displays moderate wear including minor loosening of the stitching in the "Wilson 42" tag on the left tail and in the numeral "0" on the reverse. Joe Coleman was the first round draft pick of the Senators in the initial 1965 free-agent draft. After six uneventful seasons with Washington he was traded to Detroit as a part of an eight-player deal that brought Denny McLain to the Senators. Coleman ultimately found his form in Detroit, twice winning twenty games and compiling a 63-38 record in his first three seasons with the Tigers. He is best remembered today for his outstanding performance in Game 3 of the 1972 League Championship Series when he shut out Oakland 3-0 while striking out fourteen batters. Coleman was 12-16 with Washington in 1968, striking out 139 batters and posting a 3.27 ERA. He finished his career in 1979 with 142 wins and a 3.70 lifetime ERA. Graded A9.5 by MEARS (10 point base grade, with a half point deducted for the loose stitching in the Wilson label and the reverse numeral). This is the only 1968 Senators jersey listed in the MEARS population report. This jersey has been consigned to this auction directly from the personal collection/inventory of world-renowned bat and jersey authenticators David Bushing and/or Troy Kinunen. LOA from Dave Bushing & Troy Kinunen/MEARS. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $1,410.00
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