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1982 Jim Rice Boston Red Sox Signed Game-Used Home Jersey

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $4,994

Boston Red Sox home jersey worn by newly elected Hall of Fame outfielder Jim Rice in 1982. Graded A10 by MEARS. The white knit jersey is lettered "Red Sox" on the front and features the number "14" on the reverse. All letters and numerals are appliquéd in red on navy tackle twill. The year, "82," is chain-stitched in black upon a white strip tag located on the left front tail. A "Wilson 44" label is situated directly above the year designation. Rice has not only signed the jersey twice in blue Sharpie, once on the front and again on the back, but has also listed a number of his key lifetime batting totals on the front. The front inscription (grading "9") reads "Jim Rice #14 - B.A. 298 - H.R. 382 - RBI 1451 - H. 2452," while the reverse is simply signed ("7"). The jersey is all original, with no alterations, and displays moderate wear throughout. Rice batted .309 with 24 home runs and 97 RBI in 1982. Considered one of the most feared sluggers of his era, Rice led the American League in home runs three times and RBI twice during his sixteen-year career (1974-1989), all of which was spent in Boston. His finest overall season came in 1978 when he posted career- and League-high totals for triples (15), home runs (46), RBI (146), and slugging percentage (.600). Those numbers later earned him MVP honors at season's end. An eight-time All-Star, Rice batted over .300 on seven separate occasions and finished his career with a .298 lifetime average. Graded A10 by MEARS. This is one of only three Jim Rice Boston Red Sox jerseys listed in the MEARS database, all of which are graded A10. LOAs from Troy Kinunen/MEARS and James Spence/JSA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $4,994

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