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2008 Ryan Howard Philadelphia Phillies Game-Used Home Jersey with Team Provenance
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,644
Philadelphia Phillies home jersey worn by Ryan Howard during the club's 2008 World Championship season. The jersey was obtained directly from the Philadelphia Phillies and its game-used status is fully attested to by an accompanying LOA with the official seal of the club, which reads: "This certificate hereby certifies that the following item was game-used during the 2008 baseball season: Ryan Howard 2008 Home Jersey. This item is unconditionally guaranteed as to its authenticity by the Philadelphia Phillies Baseball Club. Thank you for your support." The white pinstripe knit jersey features an embroidered red-and-white patch bearing the team name "Phillies" on the front and the number "6" on the left sleeve and reverse. "Howard" is lettered on the reverse above the number. All numerals and reverse letters are appliquéd in red on white tackle twill. A "Majestic" label, which also bears the size, "54," is located on the left front tail. Original and unaltered, the jersey displays light wear. Howard enjoyed one of the finest seasons of his young career in 2008, leading the National League in both home runs (48) and RBI (146). Those numbers helped power the Phillies to their first World Championship in twenty-eight years and also earned Howard a second-place finish in the voting for Most Valuable Player at season's end. Howard is one of the greatest sluggers of the modern era and in 2010, playing in just his sixth full season, he became the fastest player (in terms of games played) to hit 250 home runs. Howard's early Hall of Fame resume already includes two home run titles, a Rookie of the Year Award, and an MVP Award. This is an outstanding Ryan Howard jersey in all respects, especially given its provenance, made all the more desirable by the fact that it was worn during the Phillies World Championship season. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $2,644
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