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1933 Tony Lazzeri New York Yankees Game-Used Home Pants
Starting Bid - $400, Sold For - $4,994
Pair of New York Yankees home flannel baseball pants worn by Hall of Fame second baseman Tony Lazzeri in 1933. These pants originate directly from Tony Lazzeri's family and are accompanied by a signed one-page letter from Lazzeri's son, David, attesting to their authenticity and provenance. The white pinstripe flannel pants feature the name "T. Lazzeri" stitched in red along the waistband. Also located in the waistband is a "Spalding" label. Stitched in navy along the interior button panel are the size, inseam measurement, and uniform number ("32 39 7"). Lazzeri wore four different numbers with the Yankees between the years 1929 and 1937 (no uniform numbers were worn prior to 1929; the Yankees started the tradition for all of Major League baseball in that year). Fortunately, the only year in which he wore number "7" was 1933, thus allowing us to definitively date the pants. A famed member of the 1927 Yankees' legendary "Murderers' Row" lineup, "Poosh 'Em Up Tony" enjoyed another outstanding season in 1933, finishing the year with .294 average, 18 home runs, and 104 RBI. He also took part in the first All-Star Game in Major League history. He retired in 1939 with 178 home runs, 1,191 RBI, and a .292 lifetime average. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1991. The pants, which are original and unaltered, display light wear and remain in outstanding condition, with no major stains, tears, or moth holes so commonly found in garments of this vintage. LOA Troy Kinunen/MEARS. Reserve $400. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $4,994
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